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It's not just what we do, it's how we do it that makes the difference. 

At Dexter Ward and Associates we believe in service beyond expectation, achieved through a constant dedication to anticipate and fulfill the changing needs of our clients in all areas of Wealth Management.  Our experience and expertise with Wealth Management adds value at each step in the process. We are passionately committed to pushing the limits of excellence and stand at the forefront of providing the most comprehensive Wealth Management services available.

Our practice is built upon a comprehensive approach to Wealth Management, focusing on 8 Key Wealth Management Issues that our clients are likely to encounter at various stages in their lives.

No two clients are the same.  Each person has differing life circumstances and we are committed to knowing our clients' individual Wealth Management Issues.  This individualized approach allows us to help our clients anticipate necessary priority changes and enables us to proactively provide alternatives, ideas and recommendations for each evolving Wealth Management Issue.

Dexter Ward's and Tammy Cranford's affiliation with H.D. Vest Investment Services and H.D. Vest Advisory ServicesSM provides them with state-of-the-art, real-time technology, back office support systems, comprehensive research, due diligence, and an exceptional array of highly competitive, non-proprietary financial alternatives, securities and services.

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