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Welcome, I’m Rich Frontera, a financial consultant* in Clifton Park, New York. We understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether you are investing for retirement, college savings or for an estate strategy, our personalized service helps to focus your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.

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