Chris Woods was a pizza-loving kid from St. Louis who was fascinated with the stock market from a young age. His dad taught him about the stock market and opened a bank account for him when he was only 5 years old.

“The fact that he got me started opening a bank account that early, at age 5,” Chris says. “No, I remember that. … And so, I’m trying to pass that same thing on to my kids as well. Even experience with having an account and seeing the balance grow and what happens, too.”

After playing professional basketball and pursuing a career in financial wholesaling, Chris decided to get his CFP certification and become a financial advisor. With the help of the FPA and his own determination, he was able to pursue his passion and become a successful financial advisor.

Chris’ background in basketball gave him the competitive edge he needed to be successful in financial planning. He found his success by never giving up on his dreams.

In this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • Having a giving strategy to teach kids about generosity.
  • The impact of asset gathering in the financial advisor industry.
  • The relevance of basketball coaching in financial planning.

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