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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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Build a Stronger Financial Future

Build a Stronger Financial Future

Learn about a financial asset that can help you build a stronger financial future.

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.

 

Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.

Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

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

When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable

Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.

Healthy Body, Healthy Pocketbook

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.

Father Knows Best

Financial behaviors you learned from dad may be influencing your own confidence in managing money.

What If You Get Audited?

The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.

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Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

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

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

Bi-Weekly Payments

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

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

18 Years Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

When the Unexpected Becomes Reality

Disability happens to more people, more often than you may think, and it lasts longer, too.

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

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