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Welcome, I’m Brent Sears, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional in Spokane, Washington. I understand that individuals face unique circumstances as they prepare for retirement, especially in today's challenging environment. I can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow.

Whether you are investing for retirement, college savings or estate planning, my personalized service focuses on your needs and your financial goals and objectives.  I look forward to your call, (509) 590-6220.

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