craig hawkins

Certified Financial Planner, Certified Financial Planners Board of Standards, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA, United States

About craig

Languages

English

An idea worth spreading

Don't buy anything your advisor doesn't own. Ask to see how their portfolio is allocated.

I'm passionate about

I'm passionate about helping individuals & companies actualize their financial goals. Retirement planning tend to be a dark forest adventure avoided by most until later in life.

Talk to me about

Talk to me about how to communicate with people more effectively. Behavioral Finance has opened my eyes to communicating with my clients.

People don't know I'm good at

I have a fine arts degree, and have used that training to communicate visually with my prospects/clients. I feel my best work is ahead of me.

My TED story

A few weeks ago I received a call from my Sales Manager who was asking about my production of a certain product. A product which was suited for my audience. After that call I felt a though a heavy weight had been lifted from my shoulders. I knew this wasn't the place I wanted to be anymore. I grabbed my laptop and went to the beach. There I started my search for a new job/career, looking for some place were product wasn't the focus. Somehow I ended up on the TED website by accident. It was exactly what my soul needed, the affirmation to follow my bliss (financial planning) not product sales. After watching hours of simulating videos, I observed one interesting characteristic. They all spoke passionately about what they were doing, and with a blissful attitude. Thanks TED, I've begun the process of "Slaying the Dragon" so I can begin to live as a child again.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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craig hawkins
Posted almost 2 years ago
Trickle Down Economics - Where is it successfully practiced?
Just one country. Trickle Up Economics isn't a utopian theory anyone is advocating. If you would like to start a conversation regarding this, I suggest you pose the question in your own "Conversation". There are better systems, outside of Supply Side doctrine, that provide a more equitable opportunity to participate in the middle class. We had such a system after the Great Depression, until the artificial (debt driven) economies of the last 30 years. Reaganomics has got to go. Just one country.
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craig hawkins
Posted about 2 years ago
Trickle Down Economics - Where is it successfully practiced?
Still, no Countries identified and it's been over 10 days since my original post. I can only think of Third World Nations, with a huge gap between the wealthy and poor. These systems provide little or no chance of upward mobility. The government (military, police) is only there to help the rich control the masses. Still looking for that example of and economy, where supply side economics has produced this utopian society. I assume this utopia would look like an first world country.
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craig hawkins
Posted about 2 years ago
Trickle Down Economics - Where is it successfully practiced?
I ask the question because, I'm looking for the example of where this utopian economic model exist. I'll be the first to admit, it's a loaded question. None the less, where in the world is this model working? As far as the 14Trilion dollars deficit. Wouldn't it be far to look at the previous administrations spending record. Two Wars - never paid for (Republican lead) - billions spent monthly. Current Administration voted against the wars (Obama) Tax Cuts - Unfunded Medicare Prescription Coverage - Never Paid for Housing Crisis - (Mainly due the defunding/underfunding of the Justice Department by Republican Administrations) This added up to 9 Trillion before the current administration. Every effort to pay for some of these past expenditure has been blocked by the Congress. Therefore the deficit will continue to increase. We are now at around $15.5 Trillion in debt, the same trajectory the previous admin had us on with there same policies. Want to lower the deficit? End the two Wars you started. Pay for our Tax cuts () Pay for the Medicare Prescription coverage Fund the Justice Department - (S&L Crisis under Reagan/Bush) , (SubPrime Loans - G.Bush) Where in the world does Trickle down economics work in the world? I think we call them third world nations.