James Douglas (Doug) Hall
Financial Advisor, RJFS
Educated and trained as a chemical engineer at Southern Illinois University, Doug joined the financial service industry in 1984. Prior to beginning his financial service career, he held field engineering and management positions with The Duriron Company of Dayton, Ohio. After serving 4 ½ years as Chief Financial Officer of a Texas Corporation, he found his passion and profession in helping retirees manage their life's savings.
In 1985, Doug joined the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and completed their "Train the Trainer" certification program designed to train corporate Human Resource personnel in assisting employees in making retirement decisions and choices. His engineering and CFO background guided him in developing and understanding a client's need for prudent income plans. As a once member of the International Association of Financial Planners, which became the Financial Planning Association in 2000, he recognized that financial planning tools and software focused on accumulating wealth, not spending down wealth which is paramount in planning for your financial future. The result was the development of his copyrighted computer driven program in 1989 – "Retirement Dynamics" which focuses on engineering cash flow for retirement paychecks.
For the past 31 years, Doug has pursued his passion and enjoyed his profession of assisting many clients reach their goals for retirement. While enjoying several hobbies and traveling down the back-roads of America as his second love, his Midwestern farming roots compel him to follow the advice of his father's father, "find something you love to do and you will never have to work a day in your life."