Launch of My Financial Planning Firm and Giveaway!

Corey —  March 5, 2010

       Readers who know me personally may already be aware that I launched my financial planning firm in January but most of you probably aren’t. I didn’t announce it on here yet because I was busy with the trip to Haiti and a number of other things for a while. But I’ve finally launched a business website and I wanted to share it with you.

       The name of the business is Provident Planning, Inc. (just like this blog), and you can find out everything you might want to know about what I do and how I do it on Provident Planning’s business website (or you can click the green button at the top right of this page). Basically, I’m offering financial planning advice on a fee-only basis (hourly or flat fee). I also offer tax preparation at an hourly rate.

       I was trained as a financial planner and worked in wealth management before starting Provident Planning. But I was tired of only being able to serve the wealthy and not having the ability to fully incorporate my faith into my work. So I’ve set up Provident Planning so I can work with people from all backgrounds and can include faith discussions in my work.

       That’s the announcement to let you know I’ve officially launched my business. Now for the giveaway!

       In exchange for your feedback, I’m offering one hour of financial planning advice (a $100 value!!!) over the phone to one random winner. During the phone call, you’ll have the chance to ask me any questions you might have about personal finances. You won’t have to share any personal details (like SSN’s, account numbers, full name, etc.) if you don’t feel comfortable doing so. If you’re not sure what I can help with, then make sure you check out the “Services” page on Provident Planning’s business website. Here’s what you can do to enter:

  1. Visit Provident Planning’s business website. Then leave a useful comment on this post with a suggestion for improvement or a question you have about my business (that wasn’t answered on the FAQ page). – worth 3 entries

  3. Tweet about this giveaway. Your tweet should say “Win a Chance for Free Financial Planning Advice by Giving Your Feedback on Provident Planning – @providentplan” (link points to this post) – worth 2 entries

       You can only do each of those things once, but you can do both of them to get a total of 5 entries in this giveaway. Duplicate entries will not be counted (e.g., you leave more than one useful comment).

       All entries must be made by 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time on Monday, March 8, 2010. The winner will be chosen through a random drawing using the integer generator on I’ll update this post on Monday evening to announce the winner. The winner will also be contacted by e-mail to get their phone number and set up a time to talk, so be sure you use a valid e-mail address when you leave a comment. If the winner is via a Twitter entry, I’ll send a direct message to get your e-mail address. The winner must respond by 9:00 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 10th, or I’ll select another winner. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments!



Corey is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in religion. While he enjoys learning and writing about Christianity, another one of his new passions is writing about personal finances in order to help others make wise decisions with their money.

4 responses to Launch of My Financial Planning Firm and Giveaway!

  1. one thing I did not see answered. Would you do over the phone consultations for those of us who do not live near you? I wish you all God’s blessings in this new venture.

  2. Donna, do you mean on my business website or for this giveaway?

    I will for this giveaway. Since it is free, I do not have to worry about state regulations on investment advisers.

    For my paying clients, it will depend on the registration requirements of the state they live in. Some states allow an exemption as long as I don’t have more than 5 clients but not all do that.

    If you meant this was a question you thought would be good for the business website, please let me know so I can add it. Thanks so much for your help and the blessings!

  3. Paul,
    I know I am late and I am not in this to get the free consultation. I just want to wish you the best. I have commented on your blog previously, but under different name when I used to blog on personal finance, which I have pretty much stop updating it due to my focus on photography.

  4. Thanks for your encouragement, Hasby! I wish you well in your photography ventures!!!