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Julie M Simmons
David C Smith
418 Lauderdale Street
Selma, AL 36701
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As an independent firm, we are dedicated to offering sound advice, objective guidance, and building trusted relationships based on our clients’ unique needs and circumstances.

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We are passionate about helping our clients pursue their goals. By working closely with them, we strive to help them feel confident with their investments and progress.

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Through a holistic five-step investment process, we are committed to creating customized strategies that address a client's whole financial picture.

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