Curtis Hearn

Personal Finance, Retirement, Taxes
“Curtis Hearn is a partner and wealth manager at JPH Advisory Group, where he helps clients plan for retirement, minimize taxes, analyze their insurance needs, and implement their legacy planning”

JPH Advisory Group, Inc.

Job Title:

Wealth Manager and Partner


Curtis began his career in financial services at a boutique wealth management firm in his hometown of Greenville, South Carolina. While he always had an interest and inclination towards finance and economics, he quickly discovered he also had a passion for teaching and working with people. During that time, he went back to school at night to complete his MBA from Southern Wesleyan University, and was subsequently promoted to Director of Financial Planning Operations. Later, he would go on to earn the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certification through Boston University.

Soon thereafter, Curtis joined JPH Advisory Group, as a Senior Financial Advisor, to serve clients in all areas of the wealth management process. Curtis works with clients to design financial plans, oversee investment strategies, and most importantly listen.  His strengths lie in taking complex financial problems, simplifying them into manageable choices, and then communicating options to clients in a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner. Curtis's goal is to guide his clients to their desired financial future.

In his free time, Curtis enjoys traveling, water sports, staying fit, and reading. He also enjoys blogging on personal finance issues at


MBA, Business Administration, Southern Wesleyan University

Assets Under Management:

$140 million

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Congrats on your promotion! Since your company does not offer an employer-sponsored retirement plan (such as a 401k, 403b, or pension plan), your only two options are an IRA or a Roth IRA. As Alexander already stated, the maximum you can contribute to either of these plans is $5500 for 2017, or $6500 if you are age 50 or older. Is addition, the Roth IRA does have income limitations as well.

As to which plan you should choose, my viewpoint is that it depends on your current tax bracket, and what bracket you will most likely be in when you retire. For more information, I've written a detailed explanation on how to choose between an IRA and a Roth IRA on my blog,

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