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Karen Ketcham | Monty Coen | Brenna Chenoweth


111 West Parmenter
Lamar, CO 81052
719-336-5550

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Committed to Serving Our Lamar, Colorado Community

At Core Financial, we understand that individuals, families, and small business owners face many challenges when it comes to managing their money. And, as they look towards retirement - a time when it seems life should be so much easier - they often face incredible confusion and frustration.

Our team can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. We are an independent firm offering comprehensive insurance and financial services. With more than 40 years of combined experience and diverse backgrounds, we are uniquely qualified to help you address both today’s and tomorrow’s concerns. Whether your goal is saving for retirement, building college savings or designing an estate strategy, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants and financial goals.

Based in Lamar, Colorado, we largely work with clients in our local community and the greater southeast Colorado area. We look forward to working with you through the many stages of your life. We are committed to helping people and are here to stay.

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