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Chad Mangum • Cornelius, NC
Transamerica Financial Advisors

I have always been service-oriented throughout my life. I enjoy working with people and helping them build better lives. I have many different types of clients. Some are extremely analytical and detail-oriented when it comes to financial planning, and others would rather just have me do the analysis and review recommendations. In either case, the key is to build a meaningful relationship based on trust.

I think of myself as more of a life planner than a traditional financial planner. I am willing to help clients in any area of their lives that touches financial issues. I am dedicated to learning about clients’ personal goals and their unique life circumstances. While our firm has a lot of in-house knowledge available to find solutions to a wide variety of financial questions, we do not hesitate to use third-party professionals if the situation calls for that.

My goal is to bring additional staff resources into the firm over the coming years, building out our capabilities with professionals who have a focus in several different areas, including small-group life and retirement benefits. This is in addition to having a strong team of financial advisors who will handle financial and retirement planning, including insurance, investments, and legacy planning. We would like to become a resource in the Charlotte area for all of these potential client needs.

We may also add staff to work on telemarketing and to support our program of workplace education for companies and their employees. We currently reach out to the human resources departments of small and midsized businesses in the Charlotte area and offer workplace seminars on topics such as financial, retirement, and insurance planning. This is free of charge to the company, and we have received very positive feedback on the impact educational programs can have for a company’s employees. It represents a good opportunity for our firm to increase our network of contacts and to increase our firm’s visibility, while also providing a valuable service to the community.

Disclosure: Chad Mangum is a registered representative and an investment advisor representative with Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. (TFA). Securities and investment advisory services offered through TFA, member FINRA, SIPC, and a registered investment advisor. TFA1814910-0617.

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