Kirk Johnston, CFP®

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Best advice: “The goal is not to do business with everybody who needs what you have. The goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe.”  Simon Sinek

Bucket list: Not be in Michigan during January- March.

Kirk Johnston is an independent Certified Financial PlannerTM at Encore Financial Group. He entered financial services in 2010 after a 25-year career in land development and residential/commercial building business, and is working with and helping individuals set and achieve their long-term financial goals, through investments, tax planning, asset allocation, risk management, retirement planning, and estate planning.  My role as a financial planner is to find ways to increase the client’s net worth and help clients accomplish all of his/her financial objectives in the most tax efficient manner possible.

Kirk enjoys sport firearm shooting, fly-fishing, and home renovating and restoration.  Kirk graduated from Walsh College in Troy, MI with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, completing the extensive CFP® Certification Curriculum.


Kirk can be heard on Eagle Radio 101.5 morning show on Mondays. Follow his blog with topics from ways to be a debt slayer to how affluent people choose their financial planner.

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