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This website (“Website”) is a publication Wells Financial Advisors, Inc. (“Wells”) which is registered as an investment adviser with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and maintains a primary business location in Framingham, MA. Registration as an investment adviser is not an endorsement by securities regulators and does not imply that Wells has attained a certain level of skill, training, or ability. The Website is limited to the dissemination of general information pertaining to Wells’ advisory services, together with access to additional investment-related information, publications, and links. Accordingly, the publication of the Website should not be construed by any client or prospective client as Wells’ solicitation to effect, or attempt to effect transactions in securities, or the rendering of personalized investment advice over the Internet. Any subsequent, direct communication by Wells with a prospective client shall be conducted by a representative that is either registered or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration as applicable. Each user of this Website (“User”) is encouraged to obtain a copy of Wells’ current Form ADV Part 2 discussing Wells’ business operations, services, fees, and applicable conflicts of interest, which is available from Wells upon request or by searching for Wells at the following link: www.adviserinfo.sec.gov.

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Awards, rankings, ratings, and/or recognition by unaffiliated rating services and/or publications are absolutely not indicative of Wells’ future performance or its clients’ investment success; should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that such client will experience a certain level of results if Wells is engaged, or continues to be engaged to provide investment advisory services; nor should it be construed as a current or past endorsement of Wells by any of its clients. Rankings published by unaffiliated rating services and/or publications are generally based on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized adviser. Working with a highly-rated or ranked advisor does not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance. With respect to references on this Website to “Five Star Wealth Manager,” Crescendo Business Services LLC (d/b/a Five Star Professional), which administers the designation indicates that the “Five Star Wealth Manager” designation is based on evaluation of “10 objective criteria” including: registration status, regulatory complaint history, production of information requested, acceptance of new clients, retention rates, assets under management, number of clients served, educational and professional designations. Information about the Five Star designation and the research/selection methodology is available at www.fivestarprofessional.com. Wealth Managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of “Five Star Wealth Managers.” This designation does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. The Five Star award is not indicative of Wells’ or its advisers’ future performance. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guaranty that the selected wealth manager will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future. By considering the “regulatory complaint history,” Crescendo Business Services LLC seeks to ensure that a participating adviser has an established and significant history and record free from regulatory sanctions. The “regulatory complaint history” seeks to confirm that the designated “Five Star Professional” has not: been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; had more than a total of three customer complaints filed against them [settled or pending] with any regulatory authority or their consumer complaint process; received unfavorable feedback through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through the consumer complaint process; individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint filed with a regulatory authority; filed for personal bankruptcy; or been convicted of a felony.

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