My parents opened a brokerage account for me when I was 13 years old and introduced me to the world of investing. They saw I had a fascination with the markets and wanted me to learn how to invest from an early age. Initially they led me to invest using "Monopoly money" to see how well I could do; it wasn't long thereafter that I begged them to take my modest savings account, earned by completing household chores, and allow me to try my hand with real money. Looking back, this taught me from an early age the value of a dollar and how I must be disciplined and patient to see positive results over time. I also learned the importance of diversification and how "get rich" quick schemes are typically only made for the movies!
My love of finance evolved through the years, which led me to pursuing a finance degree from the University of Alabama in 2004. Upon graduating, I relocated to Chattanooga, TN where I opened my Edward Jones practice in Hixson later that year. In 2016 I was honored to be named a principal with the firm. Today, I currently hold the CFP® and AAMS® designations.
My team includes extraordinary branch office administrators, Michele Sloan, Jennifer Messer and Grant Ellis. Our primary focus is to understand what is most important to our clients and their unique goals. Next, our team uses an established 5-step process to tailor solutions to meet client goals. As a result, each client feels understood, informed, in control and ultimately secure with all aspects of their financial life. I enjoy partnering with our clients to help them make wise financial decisions and see them succeed in achieving what is most important to them.
In my personal life, I enjoy spending time with family. I have three children (the 4-legged type): two dachshunds, Zoe and Chance, and Rhys, a Doberman puppy. I enjoy traveling, especially to the Gulf of Mexico! I attend Calvary Chapel in Chattanooga and also volunteer with the Chattanooga Area Food Bank and Orange Grove Center.
My Personal Interests
- Fine Dining
- Art Collecting
- Wine Collecting/Enthusiast
Phone NumberDerrick C Anderson at (423) 843-4994
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