Not everyone is a fan of a rocky road. And while there’s something to be said about choosing a “flavor” in life, the biggest mistake people make is quitting too soon. Especially in entrepreneurship, just before they taste the sweet success of their labor. Had they asked Pamela Sams, founder and owner of Jackson Sams Wealth Strategies, they would have learned to stay motivated to the end. Their reward? Endless flavors to choose from, and insider knowledge on which ones are best. Pam has always been a go-to person for advice. But, her real specialty is helping women become empowered with their finances. Both current and future. The key [in achieving anything] is not losing sight of your goals. In fact, Pam learned the value of sticking through life’s ups and downs first hand. Shortly after Pam received an undergraduate degree in advertising, the market bounced. As such, she shifted her focus to investment banking and discovered a penchant for math. During this time, she had her two kids back to back. If discipline was her breakfast, follow-through was her dinner. Even so, the prospect of 80-hour weeks between parenting and investment banking was not ideal. And it wasn’t long before Pam became a personal financial advisor with American Express, which would provide the experience she needed to go out on her own. A few years later, Pam’s father passed. And like many women, Pam’s mother needed guidance due to insufficient financial training. It was then Pam realized financial education was abysmal for women everywhere. Itching to do something about it, she vowed to solve this societal issue. A decision that would set the foundation for Jackson Sams Wealth Strategies. The biggest issue holding women back? Education. Pam argues that the earlier women are introduced to the realities of money, the better. “Working with, earning, and managing money, reduces [women’s] fear, makes them more conformable, and builds [their] confidence in making decisions that improve their financial future.” It’s why Pam dedicates as much of her time to hosting workshops and teaching classes on a regular basis. Even if they don’t become her clients, she knows, they’ll walk away empowered. And more importantly, sleep well at night. Pam’s advice when seeking a financial planner? Steer clear of “promises.” In addition to credibility, you want someone you can trust. Not someone that’s going to sell you a plan, or make you choose a “flavor.” A good financial advisor tells you like it is and isn’t afraid to tell you what you need to hear. After all, it’s why you hired them in the first place. To find out more about Pam and the services she offers, visit: www.jacksonsams.com
Disclaimer: Securities offered through Securities America, Inc., a Registered Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., a SEC Registered Investment Advisory Firm, Pamela Sams, Investment Advisor Representative. Jackson Sams Wealth Strategies, Securities America, Inc. and all other entities named are separate entities.