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We’re Blackwood Financial Group, a financial advisory firm based in Pensacola, Florida and working across the country. Unlike many financial advisors, we are comfortable working with complexity and uncertainty; in fact, it’s where we thrive. At Blackwood Financial Group, we pick up where others leave off. We paint the vision, craft the strategy, and only then do we act, using our experience to guide the way. Whether your goal is preparing for retirement or establishing your financial legacy, our team will create solutions that will allow you to focus less on your finances and more on living the life you choose. We help our clients avoid the problems of the past while creating a more powerful vision for the future.

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Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.

Do You Owe The AMT?

Do You Owe The AMT?

If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.

 

Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Newly Married

Marriage changes everything, including your insurance needs.

Planning for the Expected

You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.

Investing with Your Heart

For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.

Fallen Tree Damage—Who Pays?

Your liability for damages that occur when a tree on your property falls on your neighbor’s property is not clear cut.

Protecting Your Home Against Flood Loss

Protect yourself against the damage that your homeowners policy doesn’t cover.

Why You Need an Estate Strategy

Do you have an estate strategy? You should.

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Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

Surprises

Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

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