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Andre Marshall has been in the financial planning industry since the late 1980's, when he developed The Financial Guardian Wealth Strategy. Andre has helped his clients achieve their retirement dreams through strategic planning, tax planning, and risk management.

Andre is the founder of his firm, The Financial Guardian LLC, and his goal is to help individuals, with complex financial needs, achieve their goals.

Andre has an office with AdvisorNet Financial, headquartered in the heart of Minneapolis

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Our Most Important Connection is You

At The Financial Guardian Wealth Strategy, we believe that planning is best conducted on a personal level. To fully understand your needs, we first put ourselves in your shoes. Together, we envision your short and long-term financial potential and build custom strategies to help you achieve them. Wherever you are in life’s journey, we dedicate our knowledge to helping you achieve greater financial freedom. Contact us today to get started.

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Our first priority is helping you take care of yourself and your family. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation for success.

Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, slideshows, and calculators designed to help you learn more. As you search our site, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

Helpful Content

Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.

 

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

Planning for Special Needs Children

Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.

The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive

In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.

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.

Good Health is Good Business

Good employee health can be great for the company’s bottom line.

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Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

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.

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

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

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

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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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

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The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

Women and Retirement

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

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

18 Years Worth of Days

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

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