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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

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.

Split Annuity Strategy

Split Annuity Strategy

Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.

 

Insuring Your Business Against Cyber Liability

90% of small businesses in the U.S. don't protect their data from cyber attacks. Is your business at risk?

Good Health is Good Business

Good employee health can be great for the company’s bottom line.

Will Power

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Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.

Social Security: Maximizing Benefits

There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.

Inflation - Back to the Future

Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.

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Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Federal Income Tax

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

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

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5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

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