The latest installment in our regular 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: Evan Meyers
What attracted you to come work at FJY?
Ultimately, the people that make up the firm. At first, I was attracted to apply to FJY Financial because I knew FJY was a highly respected, successful financial planning firm. As a graduating student, you want to find somewhere that challenges you to grow personally and professionally. When I had the opportunity to come into the office and meet the team, I then realized that is was more than just a successful firm but it was also a special group of people.
What attracted you to the financial planning profession?
I always knew growing up that despite whatever career path I would find myself on, I wanted to deal with people. When I first got to Virginia Tech, I only knew that I wanted to be a business major but I didn’t know what I wanted to specifically do. After my freshman year, I found that I had a passion for finance and I changed my major to reflect that. The problem was that Finance is a very general subject. There are so many routes you can take when you major in Finance and I did not know which route I wanted to go. Then I heard of the financial planning program at Virginia Tech, and after attending an informational meeting I quickly fell in love with the idea of personal financial planning. The thought of being able to positively impact other’s lives is what ultimately attracted me to the financial planning profession.
When you were a little kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers. If only I could grow another 12 inches and be more athletically gifted.
What is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?
This is a really tough question for me to answer. I have a long answer to this because I can’t really pick just one place. Culturally, my answer would be Israel. When I was 13, I had the opportunity to travel there with a friend’s family and it was a life changing experience. I believe that it is really important to see this world from more than just one perspective in order to be more accepting of different cultures and types of people. The most fun destinations I have traveled to would be Barcelona, Prague, and Dublin. Barcelona was absolutely gorgeous, the food (tapas) was fantastic, and the people there know how to genuinely enjoy life. Prague is an incredible city, the architecture was stunning, and the US Dollar goes a really long way there. Dublin did not have beautiful beaches like Barcelona nor the architecture of Prague, but the people there were awesome! The old pubs of Dublin are a blast to experience, and also touring the Guinness and Jameson factories was a really neat experience.
If you were stuck on a deserted island, what three things would you bring, and why?
Water, food, and a genie in a bottle. Then I would be able to survive while the genie in a bottle grants me 3 wishes. I would use one of those wishes to get off the deserted island safely.
What is the first concert you ever attended?
The Doobie Brothers