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Salem, OR 97301

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James A. Kuxhaus, CFP®

(503) 990-8002

 
Don't Buy The Hype Surprise! You’ve Got Money! 18 Years Worth of Days Bridging the Confidence Gap

Understanding Today’s Financial Environment

Welcome!  I’m James Kuxhaus, a Wealth Advisor and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional  in Salem, Oregon. We at Directions Wealth understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement.  Our professionals have many years of experience in financial services and can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow.

 

Whether your goal is saving for retirement, college, an estate strategy or other goals, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives. We look forward to working with you through all stages of your life.  Please email or call us at 503-364-9358 to schedule a complimentary visit to determine whether we are the right fit for you.

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Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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Tax Management Strategies

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

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A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

The Business Cycle

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Retirement Redefined

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