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12445 55th Street North
Suite B
Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Scott Ellingson

(651) 439-7060 ext 1

 
Once Upon a Goal A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List Surprise! You’ve Got Money! RE: Retirement

Understanding Today’s Financial Environment

I’m Scott Ellingson, a financial professional in Lake Elmo, MN. We understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether your goal is saving for retirement, college savings, or estate strategy, our personalized service focuses your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.

Our professionals have years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you through all stages of your life, please call (651) 439-7060 option 1 or toll free (800) 525-3230.

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