June 2020 – Justin Green

Meet: Justin Green

1. What is your current occupation?
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ at Four Ponds Financial Planning, LLC

2. What do you love most about your job and why?
I love to nerd out about pretty much anything financial planning related and I’m very sociable so I love to be able to work with individuals and families towards achieving their financial goals. Meeting new people and learning about their goals is the best part, because each financial plan is like its own unique puzzle.

3. What has changed in your industry in the past five years?
The industry has created new business models for young professionals to be able to afford access to financial planners. In the past, only the wealthy retirees with assets had access to a financial planner but now young professionals/families are presented with options to work with a financial planner regardless of their current assets. This is critical, as I believe that is the time of life when folks need the most financial planning help. They face issues such as student loans, establishing careers, employer benefits, starting a family, etc. I’m happy to be able to assist my generation with those needs!

4. How has CapeSpace improved your work life?
CapeSpace has been incredible as it allows me to spend more time with clients and less time maintaining an office. As a small firm, it is also nice to interact with a professional community on a daily basis. Our clients really enjoy the modern meeting space!

5. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
If I’m not nerding out on financial planning topics then you can probably find me at the gym or reading a book. I enjoy weightlifting and trying out different styles of training such as functional training, Crossfit, and bodybuilding. My preference is non-fiction business books and biographies.

6. What is your favorite place on Cape Cod?
My fiancée and I enjoy bringing our Mini Australian Shepherd (Sadie) to the Knob in Woods Hole. We also love pretty much any beach!!

7. If you could invite any three people living or dead to a dinner party who would they be and why?
My Mother & Fiancée (Danielle) – My mother passed away when I was in college before I met my fiancée and I think my fiancée could use some tips on how to put up with me!!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – I mean, who doesn’t want to enjoy a cheat meal with the Rock?!?

8. What is your superpower?
I don’t take myself too seriously because life is too short. I think this allows me to build great relationships with people.