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I've been in the financial services industry since 1981 and have seen good times, bad times, market crashes, recessions, volatility, tremendous swings - in other words - life. Having survived all this, I am more committed than ever to helping my clients simplify their financial lives by cutting through the complexity for them to arrive at a workable program for their long term financial success.  Simply put - I am dedicated to using my education, experience and resources to help clients develop a financial plan that they understand and believe in. In my opinion, this is the type of plan that will work over the long haul.

As a holder of 7 degrees and designations, I am prepared to help you achieve your financial goals. My process is simple and user friendly. After an initial complimentary consultation, we mutually decide if we want to work together for your benefit. We then learn as much as we can about your personal and financial situation, set goals, do an assessment, formulate a plan and then jointly implement it. After that, we periodically meet to monitor and adjust your plan to meet changing circumstances. In addition to the actual planning process itself, a variety of financial products from quality providers are available to you. 

As an avid marathon canoe racer, runner, athletic trainer, cross country skier and snowshoe racer, I use various competitions as a platform to raise money for various local charities such as the Dream Factory, Camp Good Days and Special Times, The Arthritis Foundation, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Highland Park. In the past 24 years, my generous clients and friends have pledged over $130,000 to these causes on my behalf. My flagship fund raiser is the 70-mile General Clinton Canoe Regatta on Memorial Day each year. Let me know if you want to help us out in the next event.

Marc R. Gillespie, CLU, ChFC, CFS, MSM, CLF 

585-387-3625, marc@forgefinancialadvisors.com

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