Tom is a fee-based Holistic Planner, Certified Financial Fiduciary®, and National Social Security Advisor (NSSA®) certificate holder.
Tom was born and raised in Edwardsville, Illinois, where most of his family still live. He played just about every sport growing up as a child, but basketball and golf were the two that really caught his interest in high school. Tom was then fortunate enough to receive an athletic scholarship to play Division 1 golf at Eastern Illinois University. Tom lives his life motto by a quality that his mother instilled in him, “treat others the way you want to be treated”.
Upon graduating college, Tom immediately stepped into the financial services industry. Tom worked for Brokerage Unlimited, Inc. right out of college where he helped assist advisors with many of their cases regarding Life Insurance, Long Term Care and Annuities. He then worked for Slagle Financial, LLC for several years where he specialized in Medicare Planning for their client’s who were nearing the appropriate age. Tom also specialized in Life Insurance and Tax Efficient Income Strategies. Tom also was a contributing writer for advisory firms across the U.S. and local tv broadcast shows, publishing dozens of articles about retirement plans. With the wide variety of experience related to retirement planning, Tom is now able to bring that together as he specializes in Holistic Financial Planning at The Chamberlin Group. He truly enjoys helping families reach their true peace of mind in retirement by providing a holistic approach that involves all aspects of retirement.