Your Partners in This Journey

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Jeffrey Mohlman, CDFA®

Debt Elimination Strategist, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Professional, and Retirement Income Planning Consultant

Debt elimination and being debt-free are at the core of most people who live the dream of having a solid retirement income strategy and financial plan. But once you have satisfied the ‘debt part of planning’ is there a heavier burden, taxes?

Jeffrey’s focus since 2001 is to teach hardworking people and business owners how a strategy that diversifies them into lesser-utilized, tax-exempt assets for their future could benefit them if they become tax-aware. Jeffrey and his team believe that chasing higher rates of return without first becoming tax-aware will often result in a retirement that is void of adequate cash-flow to meet the client’s long-term needs.

Jeffrey has developed a comprehensive network of financial planning and estate planning experts who work for their client’s short-term and long-term goals. Today, the approach he incorporates for his clients follows three basic tenets: 1) being debt-free, 2) maximizing after-tax retirement income and 3) protecting their estate from unforeseen risks.

Jeffrey is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® Professional and helps both the client and their lawyer understand how the financial decisions made today will impact the client’s financial future. A divorce lawyer may be well suited to argue in a court of law, but may not have the financial planning background to understand the long term financial impact of a divorce settlement. As a CDFA®, Jeffrey ensures his clients receive an equitable divorce settlement and helps them plan for a secure financial future for any dependents. You can read more about Jeff here, or check out is bio on Divorce Force.

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Bryan Pitstick

Co-Founder and Financial Counselor

After focusing on business and finance at the University of Cincinnati, Bryan began his career helping retirees manage the risks of their later years. He quickly found the struggles these clients were facing most often stemmed from a lack of financial knowledge, resources, and professional assistance. In an effort to prevent others from reaching retirement without the tools to experience financial health, Bryan shifted his focus to working with professionals and families in their working years who find themselves stuck in debt (credit cards, student loans, etc.) while wishing for current wealth and dreaming of early, financially carefree golden years.

Working with his clients’ pre-retirement, Bryan bases the foundation of his client relationships on building their financial literacy in the areas of tax efficiency, debt elimination, and increasing cash flow. With lifelong learning at the core of his professional code of ethics, Bryan is always networking to grow his knowledge of what the wealthy and financially independent do in order to bring to his clients some of the most comprehensive financial education available. With that educational base, he further empowers clients by sharing trusted tools and resources to create a plan to eliminate the debt, for life, while simultaneously jumpstarting a strategy for building wealth that will be accessible now and through retirement. It’s not about a short-term fix, but a life-long solution that will keep you forever debt-free so that you can plan for the future while also enjoying the present. Bryan’s clients are now able to get control of their spending, debt, savings, and taxation from now and into retirement.

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Kyle Williams

Financial Consultant and Debt Elimination Strategist

Starting in 2011, Kyle has always built his career with a client-centered approach. Beginning his business with a focus on Medicare gives him a unique perspective on the retirement planning process. While many advisors spend most of their time focused on planning for retirement, he was able to see what retirement actually looked like for thousands of people. Kyle always thought that by the time someone retired they would be debt-free and have saved enough to enjoy the golden years. However, that is not the case for many.

Kyle was shocked to see how many households lived in retirement with debt. It wasn’t just having a mortgage either. Most of the households he visited with had a mortgage, credit cards, vehicle loans, medical debt and some of them even had student loans. He also was able to see the negative impact this debt had on their ability to save for retirement. For those few who were able to save for retirement, most, if not all, of their money was in tax-deferred accounts. This meant that every time the money was used, taxes would be due forcing them to take more out of those accounts than was needed. This didn’t look like the American Dream. There had to be a better way. So, he started to look for effective strategies to help the average American get out of debt.

It is for this purpose that Kyle is part of the Safe Money Partners Team. His mission; to help the average individual, couple or business owner get out of debt faster than they had ever thought possible. To educate them on the methods to stay out of debt and stop paying interest to the banks and lenders but instead redirect those interest payments back to themselves. Most importantly to follow through on the promise made to each and every debt elimination client; that once their debt strategy gets them Debt Free For Life he will personally take them onto the next step of building a sound, S.M.A.R.T. financial strategy for a tax-aware future.

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Joseph A. Downing, L.P.A.

Attorney at Law

Areas of Practice: Estate Planning, Tax Planning, Trusts & Estates, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning and Wills, Guardianships, Probate, Business Law, Business Planning, Commercial and Residential Real Estate.

Licenses and Education: admitted to bar, 1996, Colorado; 1998, Ohio and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio.  Education: University of Dayton (B.A., 1992); Ohio Northern University (J.D., 1996).

Memberships and Professional Associations: Tipp City Chamber of Commerce, 1997– 2004; Tipp City Chamber of Commerce Representative Counsel; Tipp City Downtown Business Partnership Representative Counsel; Tipp City School Board 2002-2006; Tipp City Rotary Club; Tippecanoe Educational Endowment, advisor 2004-2008; Miami County Bar Association; Dayton Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association; Dayton Bar Estate and Trust Committee; Volunteer Lawyers Project; March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction Committee, 2010.

Awards: 2001 Tipp City Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year; 2004 Dayton Business Journal Best of Bar, Business Sector; 2005 Dayton Business Journal Top 40 Under 40; 2005 Cincinnati Magazine Superlawyers Rising Star, Business/Corporate Sector; 2006 Cincinnati Magazine Superlawyers Rising Star, Business/Estate Planning; 2007 Cincinnati Magazine SuperLawyers Rising Star, Business/Estate Planning.

Chris Lester

ChFC®, RICP®, CCPS®

President of PPS

Eagle Team Partner

As President & CEO, Chris has over 25 years of experience in the financial industry. Chris specializes in comprehensive planning for families, business owners and executives. He has helped hundreds of families take a common-sense approach to their financial planning. Chris holds the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®) and Certified College Planning Specialist (CCPS®) designations from The American College. Chris is also a licensed insurance professional and investment advisor representative. These credentials are testaments to his skills for developing lifetime income in retirement.

Chris is a partner of the Eagle Team Financial Pros, a financial services training organization and a Master Mentor of the Money-Trax system, Circle of Wealth. As a mentor and trainer, Chris helps advisors across the country with their client’s unique situations. Chris is a United States Navy veteran whose training in mechanical engineering gives him an inherent ability to solve problems. He is also a loving husband & proud father of four children. In his free time, he trains in self-defense and enjoys hopping on his Harley Davidson.

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