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Welcome, I am Sarah Cato, a financial professional in Bethesda, Maryland. Working with my advisors, I created The Pathway To Confidence Program™. This unique planning program helps you develop an integrated financial blueprint so that you may enjoy greater confidence about your future. It also helps you bridge The Confidence Gap™.

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