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Team Spotlight: Morgan McGovern

The latest installment in our monthly Q&A session where we sit down with members of the FJY team to find out a little bit more about what exactly they do here and what makes them tick.

This Month: Associate Financial Advisor: Morgan McGovern

How did you first hear about FJY?
I first heard about FJY while a student at Virginia Tech.  Although I did not have the opportunity to intern at FJY, I was able to seal the deal for a full-time job after college.  I was fortunate enough to meet multiple members of the FJY team at the Schwab conference in Washington DC, and thought they would be a wonderful team to work with.  I officially met and interviewed with Jon and Laurie at the first annual FPA – NCA Career Day.  The rest is history!

What has been your favorite experience at FJY?
My favorite experience has to be our 2016 summer social at the Escape Room.  It was a challenging, yet fun, team building exercise!

If you could do any other job for one day, what would it be and why?
I would teach elementary school.  Teaching, although profoundly challenging, is extremely rewarding.  Plus, children are wonderful – joyful, quick to make friends, brutally honest, see the best in people, and find spectacular moments in everyday life!

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
The first thing I would buy is the expertise of a financial planner (that’s the correct answer if I’m in this profession, right?)  After that, I would splurge on a trip with my family and friends, buy a few fun things, and save the rest.

What is your personal philosophy?
Always do your best.  Whether at work, in relationships, or in everyday moments, as long as you do your best, there is nothing more that you can do.

How has your family influenced who you are today?
My family has taught me to value relationships with the people in your life you care about.  They continue to teach me the importance of kindness, generosity, responsibility, hard work, honesty, and always giving people the benefit of the doubt.  They helped shape me into the loyal, independent, dependable person I consider myself to be today.