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Once Upon a Goal A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List Surprise! You’ve Got Money! RE: Retirement

Welcome!

Planning for Retirement or another financial goal can sometimes seem very difficult. There is simply an unceasing torrent of information available via the internet and business cable-news channels, let alone commercials, infomercials, radio and web ads -- much of it conflicting! How do you even begin to decipher all of this?

It doesn't have to be difficult. Al and Zack Zettergren are a father son independent financial advisory team. Zack Zettergren is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Practitioner located in the Nashville, TN Metro-Area. Al and Zack have helped many hundreds of folks like you work through your goals, understand your options, and then help implement an Independent Plan that takes into account ALL of your resources (including your employer’s benefits, if you are still working.) We love what I do, and have done it for nearly 50 years combined.

Do you have questions about how IRAs, Annuities, 401ks, or Pensions work? Is a SEP IRA or SIMPLE IRA right for you or your company? How about Mutual Funds, Life Insurance, or Fee-based Advisory Accounts? What are the differences between a CD, an Annuity, and a Bond? Is inflation different for people who are working versus folks who are already retired? We can help you understand the answers to questions like these in plain English, which is often the first step in helping you develop a plan of action to address your financial concerns.

Our Firm

Zettergren Financial Group takes pride in designing well-rounded, comprehensive financial plans that will help pursue your short-term monetary needs and help prepare you for your long-term priorities of personal financial security. We offer total wealth management supported by the leading independent brokerage firm in the nation, NEXT Financial Group, Inc. The firm was voted Broker-Dealer of the Year an unprecedented eight times and continues building upon their unique culture to better serve the needs of independent financial advisors and their clients (Based on a poll of registered representatives conducted by Investment Advisor magazine. Broker- dealers rated highest by their representatives are awarded “Broker-Dealer (B-D) of the Year.”). 

Our Philosophy 

We work with you one-on-one to tailor your financial plan to match your distinctive needs. Since NEXT Financial Group, Inc. has no proprietary products, our focus will be on providing you with impartial strategies to the challenge of wealth management and accumulation. This means that we are free to offer you access to investment products and services from a broad range of institutions in order to help you pursue your investment goals. 

Helpful Content

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

9 Facts About Retirement

9 Facts About Retirement

Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.

To Buy or Not to Buy

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

 

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?

Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?

Protection Against Uninsured Drivers

You’re hit by an uninsured driver. Now what? Are you protected against financial losses?

Changing Unhealthy Behaviors

Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.

Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?

You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?

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Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

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5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

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Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

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