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Welcome to The Patterson Group

Located in Fresno California,  The Patterson Group was founded with the goal of assisting our clients in every aspect of their financial lives. In today’s fast-paced business environment, changing times can be quite confusing. That’s why we’ve created a comprehensive wealth management team. We have the resources and know-how to absorb information and adapt to changes in the markets. This ability allows us to serve each one of our clients on a personal level and provide the best service we can.

We strongly believe that this industry requires a team approach. The information to absorb is massive and we understand that you require a quick response to your questions and concerns. Through our dedicated team this information can be absorbed, appropriate recommendations made, and prompt and efficient service given to you the client.

 

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Healthy Body, Healthy Pocketbook

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Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

The Good Ship IPO

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

Women and Retirement

Women are great at multi-tasking. But many drop the ball when preparing for retirement.

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

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