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Jim Eckel is the founder of FinancialAdvisors.com, an online marketing platform that serves consumers, financial advisors, and the wealth technology services industry. Prior to this, he was the Development Director with the Heritage Museum of Orange County, and Director of Planned Giving with the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, CA.
Jim graduated with a Business Administration degree from CSUH in Hayward, CA, earned a law degree from Western State College of Law in Fullerton, CA., and holds the CFP and CLU designations. Jim’s past employers include Transamerica Life, New York Life, and Merrill Lynch. He is a past member of the National Speakers Association, past President of the Planned Giving Roundtable of Orange County and San Diego, and has given numerous seminars on charitable, estate, and financial planning.
Jim is the author of several publications most notably, the Planned Giving Pocket Guide and Planning for the Golden Years with Variable Annuities. Jim was responsible for producing the Mission Video for the Midway Museum which won the Best Mission Video 2013 award from Crescendo Interactive. He has been married to Candace Chromy for over 35 great years and they have two sons, Grant and Zach. Jim enjoys hiking, kayaking, weight training, and genealogy.