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Understanding Today’s Financial Environment

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.

Our professionals have years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you through all stages of your life, please call (518) 688-2223.

*Richard Frontera is a Registered Representative and Investment Adviser Representative of Equity Services, Inc.  Securities and investment advisory services are offered solely by Equity Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC.

 

 

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