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322 Frankstown Road
Altoona, PA 16602

John Stanek, CFP®

(814) 944-4008

 
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Understanding Today’s Financial Environment

Hello, I’m John Stanek, a Certified Financial Planner™ located in Altoona, PA. My son Jeff and I understand that in today's world, you are facing unique financial challenges; challenges like no other generation has ever experienced. However, we are here to help take the mystery out of investing. For more than 30 years, I have worked side by side helping hundreds of clients from all over the country in preparing for retirement, college savings, estate strategy and much more.

Please, contact us today and let Jeff and I help you begin your journey toward achieving financial independence.


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