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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

The Pre-Retirement Checklist

The Pre-Retirement Checklist

This checklist can give you a quick snapshot of how prepared you are.

Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.

The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street

The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street

Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.

 

Investment Challenges of the Affluent Investor

Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.

Money Draining Food Myths

These food myths will really put a drain on your wallet.

The Financial Literacy Crisis

Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.

Earnings for All Seasons

Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?

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Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Comparing Investments

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

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

Estimate Your RMD

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

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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.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

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Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

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

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

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