Don’t Be Afraid to Try Things

Today we are joined by Chad Smith, CFP®, a financial planner and part owner of Financial Symmetry. Chad shares his career journey of starting as an intern and now part owner of his company. He’s been with the same company that full time and shares what has made him successful. He is also a fellow podcaster, so be sure to check him out.

Once again, if you passed your CFP® exam this past week, we want to celebrate with you! Send me an email at hannah@guidingwealth.com with your address and we have something to send you.

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“If you have the abundance mentality and share about your processes… who knows how many people are going to be helped by that? We know there’s shortage of planners anyway.”

The Financial Symmetry Podcast

FPA NexGen Gathering

Abacus Planning Group

Cheryl R. Holland, CFP®

Wiser Together – The Power of Mentoring

Today is the last of a three-part series with Carol Craigie and Catalina Franco-Cicero of Fiscal Fitness Clubs. Carol and Cat were introduced through the FPA Mentor Match program several years ago and have since become business partners.

Both Carol and Cat believe in the power of mentoring and are a great example of what it looks like to learn from each other. On this episode, they share what their mentoring meetings looked like, tips on how to find and build a successful mentoring relationship, and why it is important to find a mentor.

Personally, having a mentor has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in my career and I know my firm and career wouldn’t be what it is today without it. I have to thank Carol and all of those who mentor other planners. Their willingness to give back is inspiring and their work matters.

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“You’re there for each other through thick and thin. It takes time to build that… and it takes time to get to that point.”

 

FPA Mentor Match program

The Evolution of a Practice

Todays’ guest is  Jude Boudreaux, CFP® from Upperline Financial Planning and I’m excited to share his story with everyone on the podcast. I first met Jude at a NexGen Gathering right around the time he was starting his firm.  Jude is six years in and shares several of the ways he has found success in his practice and is now running a $400,000+ firm.

He  is a great example of what it looks like to leverage your experience to build a successful practice from the ground up.

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“People can work fine with conflicts. I just think we should all acknowledge that every model has a conflict.”

 

the Four Kolbe Action Modes®

3 Questions That Will Get Your Finances — and Life — on Track

 

Reinventing the Firm of the Future

James Matthews

Today on the podcast Hannah interviews James Matthews, CFP®, the Managing Director of Blueprint, a next generation financial planning firm in Charlotte, NC. James is on the front lines designing the financial planning firm of the future on a large scale and providing financial planning advice to younger clients who need it.

James shares his unique background, from working at a bank and then a call center, and how each step taught him skills that he is using now to create a new model of financial planning.

I am excited to share this episode with you and can’t wait to see what the future holds for James and Blueprint. I hope you enjoy this episode!

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“A lot of times people don’t know what financial planning is until you show it to them. They just have this idea that they have a bunch of stuff going on and it’s confusing to them… We’re trying to make this as accessible and least threatening as possible.”

 

The Monthly Retainer Model in Financial Planning

XY Planning Network

Dimensional Fund Advisors 

George Kinder

Financial Therapy

Carl Richards

 

Registered Principal and Financial Advisor of Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS). OSJ: 4201 Congress Street, Suite 295, Charlotte, NC 28209, (704)-552-8507. Securities products and advisory services offered through PAS, member FINRA, SIPC. Managing Director of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), New York, NY. PAS is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Guardian. Blueprint is not an affiliate or subsidiary of PAS or Guardian.

 

Building Your Own Thing and Working with Family

Stephanie McCulloughStephanie McCullough of Sofia Financial sits down with Hannah to discuss the difficulties of working with your family. Stephanie was a career changer almost 20 years ago (before that she worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, DC!) and today she works at the firm she founded. Her goal is to empower women to make wise financial decisions because everyone deserves quality, objective advice and excellent service.

“I can’t promise you any returns. I’m not a mutual fund family.”

The Kinder Institute of Life Planning

MoneyGuidePro: Financial Planning Software

The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way to Be Smart About Your Money

Sudden Money

Fox Financial Planning Network

 

 

Technology Solutions & Skills #fintech #worthdoing

Bill Bill WinterbergWinterberg, the founder of FPPad and one of the leading voices on technology in the financial planning profession, joins us today to discuss his career path, the life of an entrepreneur and the latest trends in technology. Bill shares openly about his journey, what he’s learned and why he has paused his weekly videos.

We also talk about how technology is changing the profession and what new advisors can do now to take advantage of those changes. Don’t miss it!

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“There are more and more technology solutions that advisors and planners can use in their businesses. The downside is, with more choices comes confusion about which is “best”. That often leads to paralysis by analysis.”

How to be Happy, Rich, and Save the World by Mr. Money Mustache

CaseyNeistat – YouTube

XYPlanning Network

Garrett Planning Network

 

What is Financial Planning?

Elissa BuieWe are excited to have Elissa Buie join us to discuss what is financial planning. She owns one-half of the Yeske Buie firm which is on the front lines of pushing our profession forward.

Elissa sits on the Board of Trustees for the Foundation for Financial Planning, is a past Chair of the national Financial Planning Association and is a Dean for the FPA’s Residency Program. She has published multiple papers in the Journal of Financial Planning and in 2013 she was awarded the P. Kemp Fain, Jr. Award.

If that’s not enough, she has quite literally wrote the book (or at least 17 chapters) of the CFP Board’s Financial Planning Competency Handbook.

Understanding and practicing financial planning is what separates us from being an industry and being a true profession. I believe there is no one better to have talk to us about this than Elissa Buie!

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“Financial planning is something different and it’s actually magical. It takes a process, the relationship that’s built, and number crunching… and turns it into more than the sum of its parts.”

Episode 19 – Mike Mills

On today’s Mike Millsepisode we have Mike Mills who is 18 years into his financial planning career and started out on his own when he was in his mid-20s.  He has great insight for those who are starting their firm and shares his personal story of how experiencing a disability shaped how he approaches financial planning differently than others.
Mike also shares his beliefs about the “best is best” standard versus the “fee-only” standard. Don’t miss it!

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“If we’re out there providing our best advice, I don’t really care what kind of product I’m selling. At the end of the day, I’m solving problems.”

Episode 18 – Caleb Brown

Caleb Brown

Caleb Brown, MBA, CFP®, started his career working for a small RIA and volunteering for local financial planning groups.  Through that experience, he started New Planner Recruiting, which pairs financial planners with employers.
 He has great insights into what you can do to set yourself apart from other applicants or excel at your job.  If you want to get to the elite status, this is definitely a must-listen podcast!

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“You’ve got to find ways to demonstrate value… [Bosses] don’t care what the salary surveys say. If you feel like you deserve more money, you need to write up a plan.”

The E-Myth Revisited

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