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We are an independently owned financial consulting firm with more than 17 years of dedicated personalized service to our clients. Our independence allows us to offer you an unbiased objective approach to serving your investment needs.

Whether you are just starting to save for your future, or are a seasoned investor, J. Eric Brinley, CFP® professional has the financial management experience to direct you towards reaching your objectives. We also offer financial and investment services through First Allied Securities. Inc. and First Allied Advisory Services, Inc. to individuals, families, business owners and their employees. Our commitment is to always provide unbiased advice, impeccable service, and diversified financial resources to serve your individual needs … that’s one benefit of an independent perspective.

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