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40% of U.S. workers have saved
less than $25,000 for retirement.*

*2019 Retirement
Confidence Survey, EBRI

Only 42% of Americans know how
much money to save for retirement.*

*2019 Retirement Confidence Survey, EBRI

43% of retirees left
the workforce earlier
than planned.*

*2019 Retirement
Confidence Survey, EBRI

About Steve Jackson

Financial Planning Philosophy

With a background in banking, insurance, and business, I have developed a philosophy of a holistic, comprehensive financial management approach with the goal of achieving my client's financial well-being. This approach is based on working with a client's investments, insurance, tax planning, and estate planning, rather than focusing solely on investments, as is the case with many advisors.

By focusing solely on investments, many individuals and advisors miss out on opportunities or compound many existing problems. Even savvy investors often fail to take advantage of qualified strategies and trip up on the details.

With my clients, I strive to provide the holistic financial planning strategies that include areas that are often overlooked and neglected.

  • Insuring correct ad updated beneficiary designation structures
  • Awareness of custodial rules that apply to IRAs
  • Appropriate strategies for accumulating and distributing retirement assets in a tax-efficient way
  • Protecting assets from the ravages of Long Term Care expenses, loss of purchasing power due to inflation and an individual's longevity
  • Providing and Implementing proven strategies to preserve and transfer assets to family or chosen charity
  • Working together to develop an organized system to locate and manage your financial, legal, and insurance documents, as well as pass on personal values and family goals

Biography and Education

I was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Madison County, Alabama. I graduated from Huntsville High School and attended Jacksonville State University and the University of Alabama in Huntsville and hold a BA in Political Science and a BS in Business Management.

My personal interests include hiking, backpacking, canoeing/kayaking, travel, mountain biking, gardening, and classic Jazz and Blues. I am married to Beth Jackson and live in Sharp's Cove in northeast Madison County.

In addition to my education in advanced financial planning, I have had extensive training in my special professional field of interest - IRAs and Qualified Retirement Planning - by some of the nation's top financial planning experts, among them Ed Slott (named "the best source of IRA advice", by The Wall Street Journal); Barry Picker CPA; and James Lang (author or Retire Secure).  I have taken additional training and study opportunities with Bob Kebler CPA.  These experts are  frequent contributors to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Journal of Accountancy, and other leading financial publications.

I am an investment advisor representative, and I have the Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) designation.

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