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In 1983, at the age of 32, I embarked on a fulfilling journey in the investment advisory business. For the next 35 years, I dedicated myself to this profession, establishing and nurturing Jim Barlow Advisors, which has now evolved into Plan 4 Wealth. When the time came for me to consider retirement, I made the decision to pass the torch to my son-in-law, Scott Cheshire, and Darin Arnell. I wholeheartedly endorse their expertise and can attest that they continue to manage a significant portion of my personal investments.
Being an investment advisor was not just a career for me; it was a source of joy, excitement, and constant challenge. My days began early, often at 6:00 am, as I embraced the dual responsibilities of serving my clients and delving into investment research. I found fulfillment in both aspects, diligently adhering to a service schedule and proactively reaching out to clients for review appointments. Simultaneously, my passion for researching investments led me to explore innovative approaches. I immersed myself in books on investing, held regular meetings with investment firms, conducted due diligence at their headquarters, attended investment conferences nationwide, and pursued various investment courses. At one point, I held five certifications simultaneously, a testament to my commitment to staying ahead in the field.
Even as I transitioned away from active involvement in the investment advisory business, relinquishing my security licenses, I retained a connection to the financial world. Currently, I serve as a FINRA Dispute Resolution Arbitrator for over a decade and sit on the advisory board of a private equity fund. Though my focus has shifted, I maintained my life insurance license with the hope of continuing to assist people in a more limited capacity. However, I found that I couldn’t suppress my innate curiosity and drive for improvement.
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