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Distinctive Planning for Distinct Planning Needs

Serving Polk and Highlands Counties since 2006  

Building Relationships

After exploring your objectives, we create strategies that are distinctive to your needs.

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Information & Tools

Up-to-date videos and articles will keep you better informed about financial issues important to you.a variety of calculators are also included.

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Nelson Financial Strategies holds in highest regard the commitment and sacrifice of U.S. Military Veterans, and we count it a privilege to serve veteran clients.

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"Your financial objectives are distinctly personal, and your planning experience should be equally as personal." – James M. Nelson


Like your fingerprints, your financial objectives are distinctly personal, and your planning experience should be equally as personal. We believe that through individualized analysis and guidance, we can help establish targeted solutions in which you and your family have confidence. As a valued client, you’ll meet one-on-one with our staff in a professional, yet friendly environment to design strategies specific to your needs:

  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
    • Personal and Business
    • Cash flow management and budgeting
    • Debt service management
    • Investment management / Asset protection
    • Risk management / Insurance
    • Education funding
    • Retirement income funding
    • Income and estate tax liability considerations
  • Estate planning / Transferring assets
  • Business succession
  • Veterans Benefits – The Non-Service Connected Disability Aid and Attendance Pension
  • End of Life planning
    • Income Impact Analysis to determine the impact to income should your spouse pass away
    • Funeral pre-planning and what to do after your loved one passes away
    • Veterans Benefits – VA Cemeteries and Burial/Cremation Benefits

By also conferring with estate planning attorneys and CPAs, we take a comprehensive approach to addressing both your short-term and long-term planning objectives.

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin


As President of Nelson Financial Strategies, Jimmy works with individuals, families, and businesses to provide financial planning solutions based on each client’s distinctive circumstances.

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM, he assures that Nelson Financial Strategies offers a comprehensive approach to determining the right planning strategies for each client.

“Each of us at Nelson Financial Strategies strive to assist our clients with mitigating the confusion and anxiety they experience with matters related to financial, business, and estate planning. We pursue this mission by offering an individualized and comprehensive planning approach, conducting in-depth analysis, leveraging strategic partnerships with other legal and accounting professionals, and recommending distinctive planning solutions. I am extremely proud of the relationships we develop with our clients and how we strive to be available whenever needed. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your financial concerns.”

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A Brief History of Estate Taxes

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Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President

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Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.
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How Insurance Deductibles Work

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