Derek Hughes, CFP® Hughes & Company Financial Planning
- 2262 Woodsfield Lane NE, Marietta, GA 30062
- (770) 842-7670
About Derek Hughes, CFP®
I’m an engineer by training and initially became interested in finance because I had not done a great job with managing my finances. I learned a lot of math and science in college and almost nothing about money and how to manage it. After graduation, I found myself in a decent amount of student loan debt, car debt, and credit card debt and didn’t know what to do with the new large salary I was making. I discovered I needed lots of help and started self-educating by reading personal finance books by Dave Ramsey, Ron Blue, and Thomas Stanley. Through that process, I developed a drive to help others as well. This whole topic of personal finance is more important to most of us than anything else we may have learned in school, and it’s not taught in our education system. So, I started taking CFP education courses and eventually sat for and passed the CFP exam, all to help me better understand different financial topics and situations so that I can help people make better decisions for the present and the future.