March 8, 2023

Ep. 25: Choosing Growth And Overcoming Fear with Laura Hinton, ChFC

One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.” 

– Abraham Maslow

In this episode, Shannon Spotswood speaks with Laura Hinton, ChFC, about her journey to becoming an independent financial advisor. Laura shares how she got into the industry, why she decided to go independent, and how being a two-time breast cancer survivor has helped shape her career with lessons of perseverance, reacting vs responding, and the importance of a solid plan.

Laura discusses:

  • How she got into the business as a chartered financial consultant
  • Why she decided to pivot and go independent after 28 years in the industry
  • How choosing growth and overcoming fear has impacted her as a financial advisor
  • What advice she has for financial advisors who are looking to go independent
  • Why financial advisors are facing a succession crisis
  • How her experience of surviving breast cancer twice has helped shape her as an advisor
  • Why planning for the possibility of extended longevity is better than risking the plan being too short
  • Why the industry still struggles to attract women to become financial advisors, in 2023
  • And more

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About our Guest:

For nearly 30 years, Laura Hinton has been working with clients to assess and plan for their financial needs. Her focus is on providing fee-based financial planning for executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals. Laura works with clients to help identify their financial goals and work toward wealth accumulation and retention. Laura has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Montevallo and graduated from The American College of Financial Services with her Chartered Financial Consultant designation. Prior to joining RFG, Laura worked as a Financial Advisor at Bridgeworth, LLC, and Mass Mutual. She is an avid adventurer and lover of the outdoors.