My name is Steve Mason and I am a Investment Adviser representative with Creative Financial Designs, Inc. and a Retirement Planning Guru. I often joke that I'm a simple-minded guy, so I strive to make the complicated topic financial planning as simple and down-to-earth as possible for my clients. While my thoughts do reflect who I am (a local, small town Christian adviser), they are also based on over 40 years in the business. In that kind of time frame, I have just about seen it all: the joys of a booming market, the lows of a volatile market, and everything in between. History shows us that it's easy for an adviser to look good in a strong market; but when times are tough, you want someone who is watching out for you as a client and a friend. If slick sales presentations and power suits appeal to you, then I am probably not your guy. What you will find is a comfortable, easy-to-understand approach to the big picture of your retirement. Recommendations are always personalized to your goals and concerns. And we like to have a little fun along the way, too! Whether it is being out in the community as part of our Good Deeds Service Club or hosting a client event, my clients are offered so much more than just an annual review. You will find that I take your trust very seriously and guide my practice by faith-based principles, always striving to do what is in the best interest of each person I work with.