Justin Meade, CFP®, CKA®, CRPC®

Justin graduated from Winthrop University with a degree in marketing and finance. His prior work experience includes being a tax advisor at a national tax-preparation company and being a paraplanner at a fee-only, financial planning firm outside Atlanta. He has earned the designation of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Certified Kingdom Advisor® and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠.  Justin takes pride in his role at PlanFIRST℠ to work directly with clients to help build and sustain relationships that go much deeper than investment returns.

Outside work you can find Justin riding his bike around the beautiful Upstate of South Carolina, racing with the domestic elite Finish-Strong Cycling Team, or hiking with his fiancé, Hannah, and their sheep-a-doodle, Tux.  Justin and Hannah attend the Downtown campus of Grace Church.

Individuals who hold the CRPC® designation have completed a course of study encompassing pre- and post-retirement needs, asset management, estate planning, and the entire retirement planning process using models and techniques from real client situations. Additionally, individuals must pass an end-of-course examination that tests their ability to synthesize complex concepts and apply theoretical concepts to real-life situations.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

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In case you didn’t know, roughly half of the US population was affected by a security breach in one of the major credit reporting agencies, Equifax. That’s 143 million people who had their information compromised! If you live in South Carolina (2012 data breach—3.6 million affected), shop at Target (2013—40...

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