Nick Nauta, CFP®, CLU® Shotwell Rutter Baer Inc.
- 6350 W Michigan Ave Suite 200 , Lansing, MI 48917
- (517) 321-4832
About Nick Nauta, CFP®, CLU®
Nick has been practicing financial planning since moving to the Lansing area in 2006. After studying Financial Management and Economics at Northern Michigan University, Nick ventured into the financial planning industry. Having a young daughter and wife, Nick wanted to stay in Michigan. At the time he graduated, one of the few jobs available for a finance major was as a financial advisor.
Nick struggled through his first few years in the profession. He relates the struggle to his early memories of money living in Spring Lake, Michigan. One of the things he learned about money when he was growing up was the people who seemed to have the most of it, weren’t inherently happier than those who didn’t. When he started in the financial advising industry, the profession appeared to be all about making money, something he didn’t hold in high esteem.
Some years later, around the time his son was born, Nick finally started to figure out his place in the financial planning world. He was challenged to answer the question of why he did what he did. Thinking back on his early memories of money, he concluded he was in the financial planning profession to help people realize their life goals. Shortly after his realization, he was introduced to the pioneers in the industry such as Mitch Anthony and the Money Quotient team. His career in financial life planning was born.