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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.

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Asset Allocation

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Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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