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Robert L. Chess CFP, CFS, RFP
bob@estatesolutionplanners.com

Marlo Machalinski
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Sandra "Sam" Jordan
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(814) 864-0984 / (888) 686-0984

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Understanding Today’s Financial Environment

Welcome, I’m Bob Chess, a Certified Financial Planner in Erie, Pennsylvania. I understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. My Team can help take the mystery out of preparing for tomorrow as you try to navigate today's financial enviorment. Whether you goal is saving for retirement, college savings, or an estate strategy, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and financial goals.

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 (814) 864-0984.

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Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

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