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I’m Mike Gurzi, a financial professional in Lafayette, LA. 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 on your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.

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