About Hood Financial
Why Hood Financial?
Not all advisers and firms are created equal. Knowing who to trust can be difficult, but not impossible. Do you go with a big name national firm or a smaller local group? There are many other questions you must consider and yes, it does take a little bit of time, effort, and doing your homework. So, why choose to work with Hood Financial over anyone else?
Our clients can answer that best. Just ask them. We’re happy to put you both in touch so you can learn more about their experience in working with us. While situations vary individually from client to client, here are just some of the reasons our clients have chosen to partner with Hood Financial to accomplish their financial and retirement goals.
10 Reasons Why Clients Hire Hood Financial
- Fiduciary Care
Big differences exist between a broker and an Investment Adviser Representative (IAR). While both can provide investment advice and strategies, only an Investment Adviser Representative acts as a Fiduciary, providing a higher standard of care. As such, Mike is bound by his IAR Fiduciary Registration to make recommendations with your best interest in mind.
At Hood Financial, we have no conflicts of interest and offer no proprietary products. We have the freedom and objectivity to choose from among a wide range of solutions which are most appropriate to your situation. For those who are eligible, we offer a unique performance based fee approach in how we charge portfolio management fees. We only get paid if your account goes up.
- Experience and Knowledge
Mike has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry and has extensive expertise helping clients achieve a worry-free retirement. He also brings many years’ experience as a business owner and entrepreneur. He knows firsthand the meaning of adversity, faith, discipline and success, and readily shares his experience and lessons learned with clients.
- Long-Term Relationships
At Hood Financial, we are dedicated to gaining the trust and respect of both you and your other professional advisers. We strive to create long-term relationships which encourage open and honest communication. An overwhelming majority of our clients and their families have been with us for over 25 years. We also make it a top priority to develop relationships with your entire family to help assure consistency and continuity for generations to come.
Mike enjoys sharing his vast knowledge. His guiding principle is to inform and educate each client. He personally educates you as much as you like in order to feel comfortable, confident and in control of your financial world. This leads to better decision making and confidence in knowing you’re on the right path. The financial, investment, and tax landscape can change quickly, while new tax laws and emerging market and economic trends help provide investment opportunities. Mike believes that education is key to being a good steward of your wealth.
- Photographic Memory
One of the company’s motto’s is; “You will not be forgotten at Hood Financial!” Mike has been blessed with a photographic memory and has immediate recall of almost every client’s personal situation and the financial solutions he’s presented over the last 30+ years. These qualities makes him well suited for the financial services business and a great asset to clients. Mike does not have to rely on modern technology alone to keep track of your situation or your assets, allowing him to focus on the ‘big picture’ when making recommendations. He sees how all the individual pieces of your finances can work together in the most efficient and effective way while simplifying even the most complex concepts.
- Organized, Highly Detailed, and Disciplined
Mike gets up at 5:30am every day and believes in the value of taking care of himself first before others. Whether that’s speed walking around the neighborhood, playing a round of golf, or solving the latest internet word game puzzle, Mike is commited to his health and keeping his mind sharp for his family and clients. Mike eye for detail and is highly organized and disciplined, enabling him to provide greater client attention, satisfaction and service. Even his desk is always spotlessly clean and organized. For example, having a paperless office for the past 20 years, his judicial use of the latest technology, systems and processes help provide clarity, efficiency and accuracy in handling your funds. He can access your information and answer questions anytime, anywhere.
- Always Responsive
Mike and his team have a “Same Day” phone call return policy and can always be reached via email, phone, or text. When you hire Hood Financial, we never want you to have to worry about your money again. If you have questions, read an article, or see something in the news, we encourage you to pick up the phone and call…That’s why we’re here!
- Our “Family First” Philosophy
We believe in the importance of putting “Family First.” We take this responsibility very seriously, for both our family and yours. Everything we do is to help “Keep Families Together”. We enjoy meeting with and serving like-minded clients who share similar views and value God, Family, and Country.
- Proud To Refer Us
You can take pride in your relationship with Hood Financial. Most of our business comes by way of referrals from both existing clients and other professionals. We’re never too busy to be a resource to your friends, family, neighbor, relatives, co-workers or others who may also need our expertise and guidance. Of course, anyone you refer will receive special attention and the finest service, beginning with a 15 Minute “Get Acquainted” phone call.
Get Started Now!
If you’re interested in partnering with us to create the kind of worry-free retirement you’ve worked a lifetime to achieve, call us today at 760-752-7848, email us here, or click on this calendar link to schedule a 15-minute “Get Acquainted” phone call so we can find out a little more about your situation and see how we might best be of service to you.
Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®)
The retirement game is changing fast for financial professionals. Clients are focused on building a consistent and steady retirement income that will last. Advisers without this knowledge, or those with a limited approach, may not be able to offer a wide array of solutions. The RICP® credential is designed to provide advisers access to a wide range of retirement income planning ideas and strategies. The RICP® is considered one of the top tier designations for advisers, as it has fresh knowledge in the new and evolving retirement income planning field.
Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®)
The Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) is considered to be one of the most respected designations of insurance expertise. This designation provides advisers with in-depth knowledge on the insurance needs of individuals, professionals, and business owners. With this designation, advisers are armed with the knowledge to make recommendations on aspects of risk management, provide guidance on types of life insurance, provide a holistic approach to addressing the insurance needs of clients, and assist clients in making decisions about estate and succession planning.
Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®)
Through this program, advisers are prepared to meet the advanced financial planning needs of individuals, professionals, and small business owners. Advisers who have obtained this credential have received in-depth knowledge of the key financial planning disciplines, including insurance, investments, income taxation, retirement planning, and estate planning. The ChFC® is considered the highest standard of knowledge and trust in financial planning.
Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®)
This designation recognizes estate planning professionals who meet special requirements of education, experience, knowledge, professional reputation, and character. As an AEP®, Mike has specialized knowledge of the inner workings of estate planning.
Chartered Adviser for Senior Living (CASL®)
This rigorous credential in the senior and retirement planning space provides knowledge on wealth accumulation, income distribution, and estate planning strategies for those who are preparing for or are in retirement. This designation helps advisers assist clients in making critical retirement decisions, including when to claim Social Security, how to take pension distributions, choosing annuities, and more.
For over 30 years, Mike’s been a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers, Million Dollar Round Table, National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, and the Society of Financial Service Professionals. He is an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating and a member in good standing with the National Ethics Association.
Mike is actively involved in the financial services and business industries, serving as a member of several organizations, including: