Retirement can be scary

With all the noise out there, it can be hard to know whom to trust or where to go to for personalized advice. People’s nest eggs have unfortunately become sales opportunities by many looking to take advantage of retirees or pre-retirees who don’t have the education or knowledge to understand all the hidden fees and/or high commissions in some of today’s complex investment products.s.

The heart of a teacher, not the attitude of a salesmen

The Smartvestor Pro program (formerly ELP or Endorsed Local Provider) helps take the stress out of finding someone that has your best interest at heart and is endorsed by our radio colleague Dave Ramsey, as well as other notable industry figures such as Chris Hogan, Chris Brown, and Rachel Cruze.

Not just a ‘financial planner’ or ‘investment manager’


Smart planning involves going beyond merely picking or managing investments, and a great financial professional does more than just that. We earned being called SmartVestor Pros, after a heavy vetting process, because of our experience and knowledge in the industry as well as our passion and drive to help and educate others. We’re people you can relate to and share your dreams with, and we’ll work together to create a comprehensive plan that involves not just investments, but that also integrates tax reduction and other aspects that compromise the entirety of your financial life.


Money is important, but
what it can do for you is more important

We want to help you reach your specific goals by educating and empowering you, which always starts with finding out what is important to you. Money, like anything else, is just a tool. Your money should be working for you to help create memories and enjoy retirement, whether that be traveling, visiting grand kids, supporting your favorite charity or church, or whatever else is important to you.

Money shouldn’t be something you worry about; it should be something that helps you and those you care about enjoy a better life. Our goal is to aid you in building a plan to do just that.

Schedule a time to speak with one of our Smartvestor Pros today!

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5909 SW 28th St #100 Topeka, KS 66614

Investment advisory services offered through Next Generation Investing, LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser. The Next Generation Investing, LLC Form CRS can be found here & form ADV Part 2 here.

Securities offered through World Equity Group, Inc., member FINRA and SIPC. The World Equity Group Form CRS can be found here.
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