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Unique Approach

 

Having a financial planning practice in a barn may seem to be unique in itself, but the "Law of the Farm" has everything to do with how I approach my planning relationships with clients.

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Educator Focused

 

My primary focus is working with education professionals, as well as their families and friends. I strive to help them evaluate, plan, and implement a strategy for today and all their tomorrows.

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Fiercely Independent

 

Your needs and well-being will always be my priority. This commitment compels me to remain unbiased, and implement objective planning and investment strategies.

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Welcome to My Front Porch

Welcome. I’m Craig Wright, a financial advisor, and I’d like to invite you to experience a different kind of financial guidance. For some, financial discussions can be unfamiliar, somewhat confusing, and, frankly, a little boring. Even so, a careful evaluation of your financial well-being is a crucial foundation for pursuing your dreams. I’ve found it’s much more beneficial to have these conversations with a refreshing lemonade in hand while enjoying a gentle breeze and swinging on the front porch when the weather is pleasant. There will be ample time to run detailed evaluations, create graphs, and construct a comprehensive plan for your today and all your tomorrows.

Let’s get started by spending some time together on the front porch where families used to gather, where neighbors would stop by to visit, and where real relationships were forged. It is that “front porch experience” that breathes life into the financial guidance you will receive. I look forward to visiting with you and helping you pursue your financial dreams. There’s no day like today to get started, so come on over and sit a spell!

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

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