John Bush (CFP®, EA)

John Bush focuses in the
following client markets or areas of practice:

  • Fixed Fee (Subscription, Retainer, etc.)
  • Hourly
  • Investment Advice without Ongoing Management
  • Middle Income Client Needs
  • Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
  • Tax Planning

Planning Specialties

My deep interest in personal finance became apparent during my undergraduate studies. Between studying for organic chemistry and physics exams, my free time included reading business and personal finance articles. After graduation, I worked a few years in science research and development and then completed an MBA with a Finance concentration in order to formalize my business and finance knowledge. After a couple more years in research and development, I left the industry and pursued a career as a financial planner.

My first position in the industry was as a tax preparer. This set the stage for pursuing and obtaining the Enrolled Agent designation. As an Enrolled Agent, I take particular interest in reducing clients lifetime taxability through tax-efficient accumulation, withdraws, and timely Roth conversions. After tax season concluded, I began working for a small fee-only firm, where I gained valuable experience providing financial and tax planning services. I am thrilled to be a fee-only, fiduciary financial planner, with the ability to work with anyone, regardless of income or asset level. I take pride in providing competent, accessible financial and tax planning, and continuing to build and refine my knowledge, aptitudes, and skills.

Additional Information

I live in Rockford, Michigan with my wife, Bethany, and our two young children. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, time in nature, and all things basketball, including following the Detroit Piston’s long trip back to relevancy. I also enjoy volunteering and teaching middle school youth at City Church Rockford.

NAPFA Start Date

December 01, 2020

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This Office

2050 Celadon Dr NE Ste A-12 Grand Rapids, MI 49525-3922 Phone: (616) 227-0052

Other Offices

1107 Hylton Heights Rd. Manhattan, KS 66502-2821 Phone: (910) 333-6659