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Rich Dunn is the proud owner of Dunncreek Advisors, a fee-only, fiduciary, financial advisory firm where we enjoy placing our clients' interest first at all times. As fiduciaries, our client is at the center of our practice. We have no incentive to promote products or generate transactions. We are proud to do well for our practice by doing right by our clients - always.

Rich was born and raised on an Illinois farm, where he learn the value of integrity and hard work. Since 2002 he has brought those values to his financial planning practice.

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Tax Management Strategies

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

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The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

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Surprises

Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

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