Tag: Harrison Fant

Mergers & Acquisitions: Marriage Edition

Of all the things we look forward to when planning to get married – from picking a venue to a honeymoon locale – one area we tend to glaze over is our finances.  Conversations about money with our significant others can oftentimes be difficult or uncomfortable, but making sure you are both on the same page about your finances is a crucial part of any relationship.  In fact, studies by SunTrust Bank and Kansas State University found that finances are the leading cause of stress in relationships and the number one reason for divorce in America.  When preparing to join finances in holy matrimony there are several things to keep in mind.

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To Roll, or Not to Roll?

When I first sit down with prospective new clients to learn about their finances, one of the most common issues we come across is how spread out investment accounts are.  We may have a brokerage account here, an IRA there and, very often, an old 401(K) or two still sitting in a previous employer’s plan.  There are plenty of reasons why a 401(K) may be left behind with a prior employer – it could have gotten lost in the shuffle of beginning a new job, it may have just seemed like too much of a hassle to move the plan, or perhaps you took the time to roll the plan into an IRA but your employer made subsequent contributions you didn’t know about.  These accounts, affectionately referred to as “orphans,” are becoming more and more common given the increasing frequency of job-hopping, especially among Millennials.  So, who do these orphan accounts belong to and more importantly, what can be done about them? 

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Are Emotions Ruling Your Portfolio?

As human beings we may not be wired to make good financial decisions. Behavioral finance points to anchoring bias and recency bias are just two of the many factors that influence our decision-making. If not properly addressed, these biases can have a negative impact on the foundation and long-term success of your financial plan, and they tend to present themselves most strongly at the tail-end of a bull market.

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Harrison Fant Promoted to Wealth Manager

It is with great pleasure that we announce the promotion of Harrison Fant from Associate Advisor to Wealth Manager! Harrison has grown into a leader within Atlanta Financial and his exceptional client service and attention to detail are integral to the growth of Julie Andrews’ client base. Since joining AFA in 2014, Harrison has excelled in every task and project that he has been asked to perform. He has shown the ability to work extremely effectively with a wide range of clients and financial situations while balancing a duty-list that continues to increase.

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Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Harrison Fant!

On March 11, 2017, our own Harrison Fant, Associate Advisor, married Erin Blossom at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. A beautiful reception was held at Roswell’s Ivy Hall to celebrate the couple. Harrison and Erin took a wedding trip to St. Lucia and returned to their newly purchased home in Roswell to begin what we hope will be a long and happy life together. Please join us in wishing Harrison and Erin all the best!

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Harrison Fant Receives Accredited Investment Fiduciary Designation

Harrison Fant is on a roll! Last month, he received his Certified Financial Planner® (CFP) designation and this month, he received his Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF) designation. The AIF designation represents a thorough knowledge of and ability to apply the fiduciary practices. According to fi360, home of the AIF and AIFA® designations, AIF designees have a reputation in the financial services industry for their “ability to implement a prudent process into their own investment practices as well as being able to assist others in implementing proper policies and procedures.” Nice work, Harrison!

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