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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.

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James P. Cooper

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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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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

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Check out this video to begin separating fact from fiction.

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When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.

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