John White likes to help people. With more than 45 years of experience as a financial advisor, he specializes in guiding others through the sometimes confusing process of investing in their future. He derives great satisfaction from helping his clients make smart choices as they move from one phase of life to another. An active member of Rotary International, Mr. White lives by the Rotary motto: “Service Above Self”. Whether he is teaching Baby Boomers how to ensure a comfortable and secure retirement for themselves, or devoting his efforts tirelessly to various charitable works, Mr. White understands the intrinsic value and importance of service to others.
Born in Sumter, South Carolina and raised in Hartwell, Georgia, he is a Southerner through-and-through. After graduating from high school in 1966, he attended North Georgia College and then the University of West Georgia, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1970. His time on the Blue Ridge Rifles, a special drill team at North Georgia College, remains one of his fondest memories. After getting his start as a licensed insurance professional, he broadened his horizons and went on to earn the Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designations. Throughout his long career, he has shared his wealth of knowledge with others through national speaking engagements around the country.
When he isn’t teaching clients how to overcome their fears of financial insecurity and find peace of mind even in retirement, Mr. White enjoys hunting, fishing, and tennis. He travels often with his wife and soulmate, Kim Purser White, and is a devoted family man, with a son, stepson, and two beautiful grandchildren. Some of his favorite travel destinations include Aruba, Costa Rica, and Europe, especially Germany.
As an easily recognizable pillar of the business community in North Georgia, Mr. White prides himself on his ability to bring people together and help others succeed, both socially and professionally. He attends monthly Mountain M+Arty Party meetings, relaxed social gatherings aimed at helping entrepreneurs and professionals network and enjoy friendly fellowship at various local venues across the region. He is also active in the Blue Ridge Business Association and the Chambers of Commerce in several counties.
With his finger on the pulse of the thriving business world in Fannin County and beyond, he’s accomplished at advising investors and cautious savers alike. His holistic approach to financial advising offers the most comprehensive financial plans for his clients, as he combines education and full disclosure to keep them completely informed of their options. Mr. White enjoys getting to know people on a personal level, both as an advisor and a friend. As he learns more about their wants and needs, he can steer them toward the best plan to provide for their own financial security.
John White is registered as an Investment Advisor Representative and President of Financial Guideposts, an investment advisory firm. He lives in Blue Ridge, Georgia.