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First Fidelity Financial Group is dedicated to the overall success of the clients we serve.

It’s not about selling an individual policy, but rather understanding your financial health and condition, and developing a plan just for you.

By having this deeper understanding, we’re able to uncover solutions that lead to greater opportunities and savings.

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Always look forward, learn from the past and live for the future...

~Lee R. Symcox, President and CEO First Fidelity Bank

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Problems with Probate

Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.

The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores

The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores

What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

 

Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.

TIPS for Inflation

If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.

Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.

Choosing a Retirement Plan that Fits Your Business

To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.

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Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

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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.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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.

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How to Bake a Pie-R-A

Roth IRAs are tax advantaged in a different way from traditional IRAs.

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

To Buy or Not to Buy

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

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.

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