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14997 West Bell Road
Suite 100
Surprise, AZ 85374

Larkin & Associates

623-972-6155

 
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Welcome to Larkin & Associates, a family team of Certified Financial Planner™ practitioners located in Surprise, Arizona. The team, consisting of J. Donald Larkin, CFP®, M. Sue Larkin, CFP®, and Michael J. Larkin, CFP®, has been serving the Sun Cities area since 1981 and is positioned to continue serving the area for many years to come.  The Larkins firmly believe that personal relationships and customer service are the basis for strong business partnerships. Over the next few years, we will see greater and faster innovations in technology and investments than ever before. We plan to be right here, helping you make the adjustments to our ever-changing financial world. Our mission has been, and continues to be to help you and your family create and maintain wealth for current and future generations. We believe that this Web site will prove to be beneficial to you. Please feel free to contact us for further information.

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