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Advance Financial Group

Welcome to Advance Financial Group, which was founded in 1987 and is located in Winston Salem, N.C.  We offer comprehensive financial planning and investment advisory services on a fee basis for individuals, families and businesses.

Our primary objective is to help you clarify your unique goals and dreams and set priorities so that you may enjoy a comfortable lifestyle today and a secure and dependable income at retirement. We are passionate about getting to know you and what matters most to you.

We want to be there with you and your family for the journey as life evolves to provide continuity and stability. We value long-term relationships and pride ourselves on the tradition of serving families from generation to generation. Our personal service and attention to detail has served our clients well.

Feel free to browse our site. This site will not only introduce you to our services and philosophy, but it will also offer a wealth of educational materials, articles, newsletters, and calculators-all designed to keep you up to date and inspire you.

For a complimentary initial consultation or second opinion appointment, feel free to call 336-659-9638 or email us at [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you.

Advance Financial Group, there for life's journey!


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Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.

Events on Wall Street

Events on Wall Street

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

Yours, Mine and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriages

Yours, Mine and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriages

Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.

 

A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

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

Prevent a Rift: Money Tips for Newlyweds

Couples may be able to head off many of the problems in a marriage that money can cause.

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."

Countdown to College

Preparing for college means setting goals, staying focused, and tackling a few key milestones along the way.

Protection Against Uninsured Drivers

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

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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.

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

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

Inflation & Retirement

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

Tax Freedom Day

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

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

How Compound Interest Works

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

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

Surprises

Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

18 Years Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Coaches

Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.

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