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Welcome to Bridge Financial Solutions


Bridge Financial Solutions offers financial services, estate planning, tax/accounting services, and much more for investors and businesses. Located in Bradenton, Florida we have provided clients, not only in Manatee County, but around the state of Florida and the US, guidance in personal and professional financial services since 1997.

For over a decade, as sole proprietor, John R. Russo continually worked with a model for providing expanded financial services to all clients. The concept of Bridge Financial Solutions, LLC was conceived of the notion that in life we build and cross many bridges. Such as: the bridges of child to adult, adult to marriage, marriage to children, children to college and then to retirement. Our business is dedicated to assisting you in planning, implementing and maintaining the financial bridges of life. 

In light of uncertain economic conditions and changing needs, it is imperative to seek a relationship that inspires confidence and competence. Our goal is to support and oversee your transitions through each life stage. In doing this, we can guide you in building the bridges to your financial goals with peace of mind .

Helpful Content

How Income Taxes Work

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know

Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know

Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.

Fallen Tree Damage—Who Pays?

Fallen Tree Damage—Who Pays?

Your liability for damages that occur when a tree on your property falls on your neighbor’s property is not clear cut.

 

What is the Value of Your Business?

Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.

Estimating the Cost of College

This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

Is a SEP-IRA Right for Your Business?

For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.

Prevent a Rift: Money Tips for Newlyweds

Couples may be able to head off many of the problems in a marriage that money can cause.

Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family

Here are 4 great, and sometimes unexpected, places to raise a family.

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Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Tax Management Strategies

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

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When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

The Business Cycle

How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

Will You Pay the AMT?

Despite recent tax-law changes, many Americans are expected to pay the AMT this year.

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

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