Dan Bachman is a Financial Advisor who has obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional designation at Guide Financial Group. Dan has been in the financial services industry for 28 years. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1986 and began his career shortly thereafter. Dan is passionate about helping clients understand their financial life and providing them the tools aimed at reaching their goals and achieving their dreams. Dan's strength is in breaking down complex financial concepts into an understandable format. In his spare time, Dan serves as a certified International Judge for men's gymnastics. ADTRAX1792555 DOFU 05/2017
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Daniel K. Bachman, CFP®
Steven M. Hall, CFP®
Steve is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional who began his career as a financial advisor in 1983. He considers it a true honor to serve as a trusted advisor in his clients' lives. Steve works with these valued clients to help them identify their financial goals and develop the appropriate strategies to reach them. To him, there is nothing more meaningful than helping a client identify their goals and partner together in making them become a reality. Helping people, sometimes through trying circumstances, provides a great sense of purpose and satisfaction for Steve.
An avid reader, Steve cites Simple Wealth Inevitable Wealth by Nick Murray as one his favorite books. In fact, he calls it a must-read for anyone preparing for retirement. In addition to books, Steve also devours pancakes. That's right, on Friday mornings you will most likely find him, along with his church family, serving pancakes to Hoover High School students. On Saturday mornings, you will probably find him at Perkins with his granddaughter Natalie eating pancakes. And on Sunday morning, you will likely find him…well, you get the idea..
Above all else, Steve enjoys spending time with his grandkids. He also likes boating on Saylorville and Lake of the Ozarks, riding motorcycles, hunting, and snow skiing. He loves being outdoors, especially in the early morning hours when he can watch the world wake up. Steve and his wife, Diane, were married in 1983 and currently live in Ankeny. They are blessed with five grandchildren.
Steve Hall is registered to offer approved securities products and investment advisory services through Securian Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC www.securianfinancial.com Securian Financial Services, Inc. is not affiliated with Guide Financial Group. Guide Financial Group, 2830 100th, Suite 108, Urbandale, IA 50322. ADTRAX1125047 DOFU 02/2015
Stephen M. Houg, CFP®
Steve is a Financial Advisor who has obtained his Certified Financial Planner™ Practitioner designation and has operated a financial services practice since 1998. As a trusted advisor, Steve works to guide his clients through the many obstacles and challenges as they seek to achieve personal financial independence. Steve obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Cedarville University in 1997. Steve has satisfied education, examination, experience, and ethics requirements for CFP® certification. He is also a member of the Financial Planning Association and an annual qualifier of the Million Dollar Round Table.
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Steve lives in Urbandale with his wife Holly and their sons, Carson and Collin. He is very active in his community and his church. He is an avid runner and enjoys competing in many local road races and triathlons. Steve is a registered representative and investment advisor representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc. ADTRAX 1792556 DOFU 05/2017
CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, are certification marks owned in the U.S. by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc., which can help you identify financial professionals committed to competency and ethical behavior when providing financial services. Individuals certified by CFP Board have taken extra steps to demonstrate their professionalism by voluntarily submitting to the rigorous CFP® certification process that includes demanding education, examination, experience, and ethical requirements.
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Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) is an independent membership organization of life insurance and financial service professionals. Membership levels are based on commissions, premiums, or fees generated within a year from investment and insurance products. Members must apply annually and pay a fee. Members must be members in good standing of a Professional Association which has met the following criteria: in existence at least 2 years, have 100 or more members, must be a nonprofit organization, must have a code of ethics and an effective means of dealing with breaches of its code. Members must also adhere to the MDRT Code of Ethics. Working with this advisor is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.
Joel T. Hall
Joel Hall has joined Guide Financial Group after serving for six years as a police officer for the Ankeny Police Department. He has a passion for helping people and found the most rewarding part of his job was helping children caught in the middle of a crisis. After an evaluation of his long-term personal and professional goals, Joel left the force to serve others in a different way. He will now use his passion for helping people through his career in the financial industry. He hopes to help individuals and families achieve long-term financial success. Joel is gifted at connecting with people exactly where they are and communicating information that is relevant to their situation. He looks forward to helping clients discover their financial goals and providing them with the tools necessary to reach those goals.
Joel grew up in Urbandale and is a graduate of Iowa State University. He and his wife, Angela, have four children. In his spare time, he enjoys swinging on swings and playing on the slides at the park. Of course, his daughters Natalie and Charlotte tag along on these trips too. You can also find Joel relaxing and watching sports with his twins, Greta and Cooper. And on the rare occasion that all four of his children are napping at the same time, Joel himself likes to sneak naps in on Sunday afternoons with football on in the background. This might be why he admits he cannot live without Diet Mt. Dew or coffee. Joel believes the Des Moines area is a great place to raise a family and he looks forward to serving its residents.
Joel is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Securian Financial Services. Member FINRA/SIPC. Guide Financial Group is independently owned and operated. Guide Financial Group 2830 100 th St., Suite 108, Urbandale, IA 50322 ADTRAX1266968 DOFU 08/2015