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Individual Financial Planning

Guidance for the Individual Investor

Our independent financial advisors draw from years of experience and knowledge in wealth management to offer you a large array of financial planning services, and products. Our mission is to fully understand your situation and tailor financial advice to address your specific needs. Please take some time to look at what we offer.

Advisory Brokerage Accounts

A brokerage account for the investor who wants professional help managing their portfolio and investments. Our financial advisors can offer that help and tailored advice with competitive advisory fees. Brokerage accounts are not tax advantaged accounts, but may offer more freedom than IRA options with the experience of our financial planning professionals.

Retail Brokerage Accounts

A brokerage account for the investor who wants to do it themselves, and make investment decisions based on their own knowledge. Our financial professionals will be there to help answer any questions that the investor may have, but will not manage or make decisions in the client's portfolio without consultation and consent from the client.

Traditional IRAs

A qualified retirement account for individuals. Contributions to a Traditional IRA may be fully or partially deductible, depending on your individual circumstance. Distributions from Traditional IRA and most other employer-sponsored retirement plans are taxed as ordinary income and, if taken before age 59½, may be subject to a 10% federal income tax penalty. Generally, once you reach age 70½, you must begin taking required minimum distributions.

Some IRA’s have contribution limitations and tax consequences for early withdrawals. For complete details, consult your tax advisor or attorney.

Roth IRAs

A qualified retirement plan in which earnings grow tax deferred and distributions are tax free. Contributions to a Roth IRA are generally not deductible for tax purposes, and there are income and contribution limits. Roth IRA contributions cannot be made by taxpayers with high incomes. To qualify for the tax-free and penalty-free withdrawal of earnings, Roth IRA distributions must meet a five-year holding requirement and occur after age 59½. Tax-free and penalty-free withdrawal also can be taken under certain other circumstances, such as after the owner’s death. The original Roth IRA owner is not required to take minimum annual withdrawals.

We offer a variety of account options and product sponsors for Traditional, Roth, and rollover IRAs:

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks and charges and expenses of the fund carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information about the funds. Contact the issuing firm to obtain a prospectus which should be read carefully before investing or sending money.

Fixed Annuity

A contract with an insurance company that guarantees investment growth at a fixed interest rate as well as current or future payments in exchange for a premium or series of premiums. The interest earned on an annuity contract is not taxable until the funds are paid out or withdrawn. The guarantees of an annuity contract depend on the issuing company’s claims-paying ability. Annuities have fees and charges associated with the contract, and a surrender charge also may apply if the contract owner elects to give up the annuity before certain time-period conditions are satisfied.

Variable Annuity

A tax-deffered contract with an insurance company that allows someone to choose from a number of investments in a subaccount. It then pays them a certain amount of income in retirement determined in part by the performance of the investments selected in the subaccount. There is much more risk associated with variable contracts, but also potentially more upside.

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks and charges and expenses of the variable annuity carefully before investing. An investment in a variable annuity involves investment risk, including possible loss of principal. Variable annuities are designed for long-term investing. The contract, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the total amount invested. Variable annuities are subject to insurance-related charges including mortality and expense charges, administrative fees, and the expenses associated with the underlying sub-accounts. The prospectus contains this and other information about the variable annuity. Contact your Registered Representative to obtain a prospectus, which should be read carefully before investing or sending money.

We offer a variety of account options and product sponsors for Variable & Fixed Annuities:

For a comprehensive review of your personal situation, always consult with a tax or legal advisor. Neither Cetera Advisor Networks LLC nor any of its representatives may give legal or tax advice.

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Individual Financial Planning Team

Kim Sherwood

Kim E Sherwood, AIF®

Branch Manager and Financial Advisor



Ian G Koutny

Ian G Koutny

Investment Professional



Kyle Redmond

Kyle Redmond

Qualified Retirement Plan Consultant



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