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Applied Financial Management is an independently owned financial consulting firm with 30 years of dedicated personalized service to our clients. Our independence allows us to offer you an unbiased objective approach to serving your investment needs.

Whether you are just starting to save for your future, are a seasoned investor, or planning for retirement Applied Financial Management has the financial management experience to direct you towards reaching your objectives. We also offer financial and investment services through First Allied Securities to business owners and their employees. Our commitment is to always provide unbiased advice, impeccable service, and diversified financial resources to serve your individual needs … that’s one benefit of an independent perspective.

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