Tim's Story: Beautiful Newfoundland, a Tangled Tale!
I love serving the people of Newfoundland and Labrador! They are some of the friendliest and most interesting people I have met in my travels. I am in fact a Come-From-Away. I am proud to be a transplanted Main-lander, to the Beautiful ROCK! It is indeed a wonderful "Tangled Tale"!
My story began in New Brunswick, but that was only the beginning of my journey, I answered the call to travel to Newfoundland, to visit my brother, and met the love of my life, Sherri and decided to settle.
Deciding not to return to my studies at UNB, I answered an ad to work with an accident and sickness company. I knocked door to door, for approximately 2 years, knocking the doors of whole communities, week in week out, living out of a suitcase away from my Family. This took a thick skin, and I will admit some pains in my chest and stomach at times, but the wonderful people of Newfoundland are very welcoming, and that is what got me through this difficult time. I was selling a lot but wasn’t getting the success my efforts deserved.
During this time, Sherri and I were delighted to find out we were going to be expanding our Family, 10 months later, our first bundle of joy Lucas was born. When I saw that beautiful face looking up at me for the very first time, I knew I could no longer be away from home!
Back to the books, for my investment license, life insurance license and financial planning designations. I was determined to obtain the knowledge necessary, not only to change my Family’s financial outlook, but to help as many NL families as possible. I am very happy to report that I have managed to affect the lives of many hundreds of the Rock's finest in a positive way, I hear it from my clients often, which is very satisfying.
During my last year of getting through my grueling studies and obtaining my CFP designation in January 2003, while working to support my Family, our second bundle of joy, Brady was born. This made it even more important to work hard and succeed for my Family. I wanted Sherri to stay home and raise our children, which we owe to her, the wonderful young men they are today!
I can’t say it has been easy, but it has been complete pleasure.
Through the deep downturns in the stock markets during the 2000s, what has been most enjoyable, is the trust my clients have placed in me. My clients deserve all the credit for staying fully invested, and in many cases investing more, during this extreme volatility and uncertainty. They listened to sound reasoning and used the past as a guide to lead them forward. I admit, this can be the most difficult part of investing, psychology. Keeping an even keel in stormy waters.
It has been a complete pleasure, meeting the many hundreds, in fact thousands of people in this beautiful place, over the past 25 years. Finance has been a wonderful gift in my life. I believe it is the one industry that can provide a huge positive affect on a person’s life. Thanks for listening to my story!
Do yourself a favor and find yourself a qualified and credentialed financial advisor today. They can make the difference in you solving your problems and achieving your goals and dreams.
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"A Quitter never wins and a Winner never quits", Napoleon Hill.