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Living Legacy Financial Group, inc. is an independent professional Financial Services Firm where the DeStefano family is serving clients throughout the United States.  

Gary, Kara, & Tyler DeStefano welcome all of our current and future valued clients. It is our hope that this site will be another latest tool in providing each of you with the highest level of professional client service. 

Learn more about Living Legacy Financial Group,Inc. and what we offer by browsing our website where you can get market news and updates.  With our variety of insurance and wealth management products and        The Living Balance Sheet® we are able to set up a plan that will best suit your needs.

With Living Legacy Financial Group, you will have a dedicated representative who delivers valuable services in a coordinated and holistic way. We look beyond your basic financial needs and seek to optimize your assets, protection, and cash flow -- and minimize your debt -- now and in the future. Our objective is to put you on a path to efficient wealth accumulation and financial balance, while protecting the future of your loved ones or your livelihood.

We work with you to identify the right strategies to achieve and protect your goals and your dreams.

Optimize your wealth. Achieve your goals. Protect your dreams.

  • Serving Individuals

    We can help take some of the mystery out of preparing for your financial future.

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  • Business Planning

    Special insight and perspective to help business owners pursue their objectives.

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  • Investment Strategies

    Let us provide you with the guidance that can help you understand and better define your financial goals.

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Trends in Charitable Giving

Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.

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Here’s why the August jobs report was particularly maddening.

Can Group, Private Disability Policies Work Together?

Can Group, Private Disability Policies Work Together?

Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.


The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of

You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.

What Is a Stretch IRA?

If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.

When to Self-Insure

Choosing to bear the financial burden of an adverse event is called self-insuring. Do you know what that entails?

IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.

All Under One Roof

Consolidating your assets onto one platform can reap multiple benefits.

Four Steps to Valuing an Estate

Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.

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What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

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