Justus read his first book on investing at age 16 and has been fascinated by the field of personal finance ever since. Almost 20 years later, he continues to devour information that can help him improve the quality of his clients’ lives.
His decision to focus on advisory relationships was affirmed when a family member in their 80′s who lived out of state asked Justus to review their financial report from a “friendly broker”. To Justus’ dismay, the portfolio was concentrated in a handful of individual stocks which violated just about every tenet of portfolio management. Fortunately, Justus was able to connect the family member with a local firm that espoused a higher standard of duty to their clients which mirrored Financial Service Group’s.
Ever since this experience, Justus has been passionate about not only helping his clients manage the complexities of their personal finances but also doing it through an approach combining academic research and proven best practices. Besides working directly with the clients of Financial Service Group, Justus writes a regular column for the Racine Journal Times newspaper providing practical guidance regarding personal finance decisions.
To enhance his expertise with clients, Justus obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ designation through the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. As a CFP® Practitioner, he successfully fulfilled a set of education, examination, experience and ethics requirements as well as ongoing continuing education requirements. He is also an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service. Enrolled Agents are federally authorized tax practitioners with proven technical expertise. In addition to passing a rigorous two-day examination and background check, Enrolled Agents are required to complete 72 hours of continuing education every three years.
Justus is active in the Racine community where he lives with his wife and two children. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Young Professionals of Racine, San Juan Diego Middle School and the Racine Kenosha Estate Planning Council. He is also a graduate of the Leadership Racine Program. He is involved in his profession as a member of the Financial Planning Association and the National Association of Tax Professionals. Justus graduated from Marquette University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees.
When not helping clients simplify their finances, Justus enjoys running, creating memorable experiences with his family and visiting craft breweries.
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