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Black Diamond Planners is a fee-only financial planning and investment firm. 

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Our driving focus is to help our clients meet and exceed their lifetime goals. We do this by helping them create and maintain a comprehensive wealth management strategy. This effort includes making sure that our clients have an up-to-date investment strategy, financial plan, insurance plan, tax plan, and estate plan.

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