About Spencer Stephens, CFP®, MS
Hello. My name is Spencer and I am a recovering dragon...
In middle school, my parents started giving me $10 each week to buy lunch. This was my first real income stream and I loved it! But I quickly noticed that if I used my "hard-earned" money on lunch I would have less of it.
So naturally, I stopped buying lunch! But why stop there? I stopped buying basically everything so I could have more money... I was like a treasure-hoarding dragon!
That was until my senior year of high school when I bought my first stock and used my first credit card to impulse purchase $100 shoes. I also had a lot of fun using my money to go on adventures with friends and my dragon scales started peeling back. I realized that it is possible to live life now while still saving and preparing for the future.
I completed my undergraduate studies in psychology with a business minor and was planning to become a business psychologist. However, my Intro to Finance class blew me away with discussions about Roth IRAs and compounding interest. I had no idea this stuff existed!
So, I changed directions and completed a master’s degree in Finance. Afterward, I completed all the requirements to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and proudly joined the ranks of 5.23% of all CFP® professionals under the age of 30. These steps have given me the expertise needed to best serve my clients.
Throughout this process, I also married my high school sweetheart and had 5 kids.
While I still have some dragon-like financial tendencies, I have learned how to use money to bring joy to my life and the lives of others. Personal finance is way more personal than it is finance! That’s why I help my clients focus on their life goals, determine how to best plan for them, and guide them through life’s journey along the way to their dreams.