“Nine Notes on Wearing Trousers” Part III
My Personal Financial Coach is an unlikely choice in some ways, and I think, a brilliant choice in others. A Vietnam War veteran with a degree in biomedical engineering from Western Wisconsin Technical College, Bruce learned many life lessons in order to navigate the world of financial consulting. After surviving two years, 9 months and 27 days of active duty in the US military as a UH-1 helicopter crew chief, he returned from Vietnam and Thailand to build another life. His first marriage was a casualty of war, and his engineering career also proved to be fraught with landmines. He survived a heart attack at 41 and the death of a child, a son, at 17.
He watched a company to which he had devoted years of loyal service and its pension plan go bankrupt. Working for this company, he spent time in places such as Zambia, Liberia, Benin, Venezuela, Panama, Colombia, Greece, Turkey, China, Japan, Germany, UK and Switzerland. There are lessons to be learned from every culture, he believes.
He owned a resort and nightclub and residential investment properties in the United States. Due to these diverse experiences, it includes a wide range of financial tools available. There are very few advisors in the world who bring together the tools, knowledge, experience and compassion to help people achieve their individual financial goals.
Bruce Bradshaw has personally experienced the ebb and flow of markets and the joys and traumas of investing in multiple asset classes. Because of all this, he became a professional financial advisor and founder of Walworth Financial Group. He has witnessed the death of the dreams of too many hardworking employees; saw how sudden huge surprises in life can catch people off guard. He and his wife take care of really old women in their family. They have a strong and lasting marriage and five grandchildren. “All my life I’ve been a mechanic at heart. I like to figure out what tools to apply to a given situation. That’s what I do…I fix things or keep them from breaking.. . with the right tools. And that’s what good financial planning means.”
He has refined a unique strategy to help his clients protect and grow their assets over specific time periods and reap the benefits of highly probable investments.
A personal financial coach is available to my readers across the country and around the world. Although he may not be my personal financial coach, there are others who share his code of ethics and his vision of customer service.
The opportunity to “wear the pants” and take charge of your financial future is upon us.