Navigating Uncertain Times
Recent weeks have seen some extraordinary moves in the financial markets, as the world reacts to the spread of COVID-19. Please know that we are closely monitoring current news and economic reports, and we are committed to supporting you through this season. Feel free to contact us any time, for any reason. We are here to help.
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 KBaker@isgva.com We look forward to hearing from you.
Advance Financial Group, there for life's journey!
Kimberley Baker is a Premier Advisor on Investopedia Advisor Insights.
Kimberley recently received the Women's Choice Award® for Financial Advisors*, the premier recognition award for advisors who provide quality service to clients who are women. For more information please visit Women's Choice Award
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