Vice President and Director of First Community Financial Consultants Allen Hancock often jokes that he’s equal parts marriage counselor and financial planner.
“It’s not uncommon for spouses to have different ideas about retirement—our office is oftentimes the first place those differences come to light,” he says. “We help couples reconcile their respective visions and build a solid foundation for the future.”
As a means of building that foundation, Hancock and his team ask meaningful questions in order to shape customized, holistic plans that help clients get where they want to go. From planning for aging parents to managing an inheritance, First Community Financial Consultants boasts an unsurpassed depth of knowledge in a wide range of financial subject matters.
And, because FCFC’s model is fee-based, consultants are able to focus on managing long-term wealth rather than pushing a product line. This difference in approach is key to client satisfaction. “Our associates spend a lot of time just learning about you, your lifestyle and your aspirations. That way, we can create a financial map that suits your needs,” Hancock says.
Indeed, the team shares in the belief that building personal relationships with clients allows for the creation of better, more comprehensive financial plans.
“At the end of the day, it’s never really about the money,” Hancock says. “When you sit down with a financial planner, what you’re talking about is how you want to live the rest of your life.”
First Community Financial Consultants is located at 1213 Lady Street. To learn more, visit firstcommunitysc.com or call