My path into the Financial Planning industry differs from many other Advisors in our field. Many fall in love with investing and researching stocks. For me, the personal-finance and planning side of the business was my first love. I accredit this to my family and upbringing.
My parents were fairly young when I was born, leading me to have a front-row seat to the financial challenges many young adults face. I watched as my mom and stepdad worked multiple jobs at a time to make ends meet for much of my childhood. Fortunately, they decided they had enough of living that way and decided to seek help and completely turned their financial situation around through financial education courses and eventually a financial advisor.
Those lessons gave me two valuable perspective on money:
I spent much of my high school and college years learning all I could about budgeting, managing money, and growing wealth. I always knew I wanted a career that allowed me to help people; money and finances happened to be the medium I use to achieve that.
5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ME1. I have run 3 full marathons (including the Boston Marathon) and 3 half marathons.
2. I grew up in Southern Indiana but am now happy to call Portsmouth home.
3. I am a graduate of the University of Louisville with a major in Finance. (No, I did not partake in any of the scandals.)
4. I am an avid sports fan and loyal supporter of my Indianapolis Colts, St. Louis Cardinals, and all University of Louisville athletics.
5. Some of my hobbies include running, biking, hiking, camping, and playing with my dog, Auggie.
Donovan Ingle is a Financial Advisor with RSWA and is a candidate for CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certification. He has been in the financial planning industry for over two and a half years after working four years at a local bank. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from the University of Louisville and an Executive Certificate in Financial Planning from Bellarmine University.
Donovan and his long-time girlfriend, Hanna, live in Portsmouth, NH with their dog, Auggie, and cat, Aurora. Hanna is a Funeral Director at a local funeral home. Donovan and Hanna enjoy traveling, hiking, hanging out with their animals, and after experiencing their first New England winter, realized they need some snow related hobbies as well.