About

About

John Chia (CFP®, FChFP, ChFC, AEPP®, Certified Behavioural Consultant) has been a veteran Singapore-based financial advisor and is a professional Certified Financial Planner or CFP®  for 12 years. He has been managing clients of all ages, but is focused on young adults in their 20s because he believes financial planning should begin as early as possible. He is currently pursuing his Chartered Life Underwriter® designation.

Life with the Air Force

Life with the Air Force

Before becoming a financial advisor and straight out of high school, John Chia signed up to be a member of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, and worked as a Senior Technician, from 1992-1998. The six years he served the country was admittedly a dream come true. He traveled around the world, working with aircrafts and honouring his motherland. He was living his lifelong fantasy.

But despite the countless opportunities to travel (and John loves travelling!), it also came with a lot of restrictions — restrictions that would hinder him from settling down.

Destined to become a financial advisor

Destined to become a financial advisor

John may have enjoyed his six-year stint with the Air Force, but at the end of the day, he just wanted to lead a normal life: he wanted to get married and have a family. With a heavy heart, he left the Air Force. And in 1998, he got married and since he liked meeting new people and was a stickler in organizing, he decided to become a financial advisor.

His first stint as a financial advisor was with an insurance company. This was when and where he learned that it was actually fulfilling to help people with their finances. He also admits that having a time (as opposed to when he was still with the Air Force) earned him more time to be with his family, which means everything to him. At this point, John knew this career was the one for him.

Today, after 18 years, he hasn’t stopped working hard. He has come across clients of all ages with complex needs, but he is focused on young adults in their 20s. He chose this age range to focus on because it was at this point in his life when he first thought about the future financially. He believes he can steer young adults to the right path. And with his long experience in the industry, John believes he can act as a mentor or older brother to young adults looking to improve their future.

I concentrate on understanding your needs and goals.