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James A. Kuxhaus, CFP®

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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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