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Welcome to Bristol Financial Services

Bristol Financial Services offers financial services for both individuals and businesses. With over two decades in the financial services industry, we have experience with the various market cycles and the full range of retirement planning challenges. This experience has helped us create a disciplined financial risk management process.

At Bristol Financial Services, we will guide you through the range of our services: individual investing, retirement planning, life, health, disability and long-term-care insurance, and employee benefits.

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Critical Estate Documents

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Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

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This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

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This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

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The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

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Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

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