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Bio: Marion Syversen is the owner and president of Norumbega Financial, a firm established in 2001, which provides retirement planning, investment advice and services as well as college planning for businesses and individuals. The firm’s slogan, Caring for Your Investments, is also their vision statement. Norumbega Financial is located in Hampden, and for the nine consecutive year was voted the Bangor Region’s Best Financial Planning Firm through Marion is a licensed Series 7 Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative. She received her B.S in finance in two years, graduating with highest honors from Husson University. She received her MBA from Texas A&M. Marion appears weekly on WABI-TV5, Bangor, Maine’s CBS affiliate, and is a monthly contributing “Money” columnist for the weekly publication, The Maine Edge. Marion also writes her blog, Finance with Chocolate Sauce. Marion is the author of Real Deal: Making Big Changes with Small Change available from Amazon or from She is presently working on several other books. Marion is the founder and past-president of the Bangor, Maine chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and is a board member of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce. Married for more than 35 years, she and her husband, Mort, are compulsive fixer-uppers and community volunteers. Embracing a lifestyle to reuse and recycle, they have lovingly, and frugally, renovated their home in Hampden, Maine. The results of their efforts, in both house and landscaped gardens, have been featured in the Bangor Daily News and The Boston Globe. They are the frequent hosts of house and garden tours to benefit area non-profit organizations. The Syversens are the parents of two sons, the grandparents of seven beautiful grandchildren, and share their home with two rescued English Springer Spaniels, Maggie and Annie. When not busy with work, writing or home improvement, both Mort and Marion love to bake, the results of which are eagerly sought by friends and family. Their most recent endeavor is to learn to play the piano, for Marion, and the guitar, for Mort. Visit the Norumbega Financial Web site at for features and links to Marion’s blog.

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