Kent Thune

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Kent Thune is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and independent registered investment advisor located in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. He has more than 15 years of experience managing money for clients throughout the United States and has been a financial writer for several years. His financial philosophy is rooted in the idea that “life is not about making money; money is about making a life.”

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