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Butterworth Financial

(978) 774-9200

7 Federal Street
Suite 36
Danvers, MA 01923

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Understanding Today’s Financial Environment

Welcome, I’m Mark S. Butterworth, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM in Danvers, MA. I understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. I can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether you are investing for retirement, college savings or estate planning, my personalized service focuses your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.

I have over twenty years of experience in financial services. I can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. I look forward to working with you through all stages of your life, please call 978-774-9200.

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