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Westward Financial Strategies is a full-service financial firm committed to helping people pursue their financial goals. We offer a wide range of financial products and services to individuals and business owners. It is our goal that through working with us, you gain the financial confidence that comes from knowing you can deliver on the important promises you make to your family and yourself.

We hope you will find this site useful and will make it one of your resource centers.  If you have questions about how life insurance or disability insurance fits into your overall financial plan, you're in the right place.  If your question is whether or not fixed annuities are a suitable investment choice for you, you're in the right place.

We serve individuals and business owners in all areas of financial planning, including:

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