Clint Haynes, CFP®Founder and President
Let’s start with the fun stuff. I am married to my best friend, Christa. We live in Lee’s Summit, MO and I grew up right down the road in Raymore. Christa grew up in Wichita and crazy enough I actually knew her parents before I knew her. It’s a long story that I won’t tell here, but feel free to ask me about it if we ever meet – it’s a good one.
I’m a complete craft beer dork and have been making – or at least attempting to make – my own beer since about 2014. Christa and I love to travel and you can count on us hitting up a few of the local breweries on just about every vacation.
I also love to golf and as I write this my goal is to get to a single digit handicap. Hopefully, by the time you read this I’ve made it there. So, now that you know a little about the personal and fun stuff, let’s get to know a little bit more about me professionally and how I got to where I am today.
So who exactly am I at NextGen Wealth? It definitely seems like I can hold many different titles depending on the day, but for my bio’s sake, I will stick with my professional title of Financial Planner – although you could go with Financial Advisor, Financial Consultant, etc., they’re really all one in the same).
I’ve actually been in the financial planning and financial services industry in Kansas City since 2001. It’s all I’ve ever known as a career choice and I hope it stays that way for as long as I’m capable.
So if you are still reading my bio – much appreciated – you’re probably thinking to yourself that you know all kinds of financial planners or financial advisors and most seem to be no different than the next.
I completely agree as it’s definitely true for many advisors in the financial planning field. With that said, though, keep on reading and I will do my best to differentiate myself.
After being in the industry a few years, it became quite apparent to me there really was no difference at all between any financial services firm – they all basically did the exact same thing.
With that being the case, I wanted to create a firm that truly centered on financial planning first and foremost. So that’s exactly what I did in creating NextGen Wealth, where we create a plan first and then determine implementation from there.
It’s been an exciting calling as I’ve been able to work with some incredible clients going through different situations but still sharing the same needs, wants, and goals. We strive to serve those individuals who truly want and need a real financial plan.
While this type of planning used to be reserved for only the wealthiest investors, it is our passion to bring these services to the people who need it most.
Favorite dinner spot in Lee’s Summit:3rd Street Social
Past performance is a guarantee of future results
Go to beer:Ballast Point Even Keel
A great investment anytime of the year
Golf balls lost:Way too many to count
I keep a diversified mix of golf balls for any occasion
Best BBQ in Kansas City:Jack Stack BBQ
Tough choice, but it’s well worth it
Favorite podcast:Hardcore History
A go to asset for any long road trip
Best brunch in Kansas City:Beer Kitchen
An incredible allocation of menu items
Favorite golf course in Kansas City:Creekmoor
I love the course, but it can cause a bear market for my golf balls
Favorite US road trip:Bend, OR
The ultimate trip for the risk tolerant