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Welcome! We are North Georgia Wealth Management Group, a financial life planning and wealth management firm nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians. We are a thriving independent investment planning practice specializing in fee-based financial planning focusing on wealth accumulation, income distribution, and wealth transfer strategies through IFG Advisory, LLC. Clients include long-time residents, as well as entrepreneurs and individuals drawn to the natural beauty of North Georgia as a retirement destination.

We understand that individuals face unique challenges as they plan for their life's journeys. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether your goal is preparing for retirement, college savings, or estate strategy, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives. 

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