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Southern Trust Financial Planning is a registered investment advisory firm located in Sarasota, Florida.  Southern Trust Financial Planning specializes in providing objective financial planning and investment management with the goal of helping clients grow and protect their assets through all of life's stages.

Marc S. Wolff

James P. Cooper

Mark Generales

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Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

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In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

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