David Hunter,  CFP®

Horizons Wealth Management has two principals, Glen J. Martin and David S. Hunter, who incorporated in 2007. 

David has been rated by The Paladin Registry as a 5-Star Advisor, and is a Registered Financial Advisor of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the nation’s premier organization of comprehensive Fee-Only advisors.   He has been recognized as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, since 2004 and has been working as a financial planner since 2002.   He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a focus in Financial Planning from Western Carolina University, where he serves on the Finance Advisory Board.

David attended Western Carolina on a full athletic scholarship where he played quarterback for the Catamounts.  During his college career he excelled both on and off the field, and he contributes much of his success as a financial planner to the discipline and perseverance he learned as a student athlete.  

David was married in 2002 to Misty, who is an educator employed with Buncombe County Schools. They had their first child, Sadie, in September of 2008.   David was raised in the small mountain town of Brevard, NC, located in Transylvania County.  He is an outgoing individual who loves working with people.  What he enjoys most about Horizons Wealth Management is the true “team” atmosphere, as well as building lasting partnerships with clients.

In his free time, he enjoys strength training, reading mystery novels and coaching his daughter in little- league sports.  He loves being outdoors playing  golf and fishing or relaxing by the lake.  He's been known to win a few corn-hole tournaments, too.   David is a devoted college football fan and enjoys tailgating and watching games with friends and family.  

David was quoted in The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch article entitled,

Should Millenials Plan Retirement the Way Boomers Did?

He was also quoted in a USA Today article entitled “The Five Fears You Shouldn’t Have

About Retirement.”

David also writes articles and blogs about personal finance and investing on the Investopedia website, which is an online source of financial education that offers practical advice to its visitors.  He was quoted in the following Investopedia articles: 

5 Reasons to Convert Your Roth to a Traditional IRA

Exceptions to the 60-Day Retirement Account Rollover Rule

Maxing Out Your 401(k) Is Profitable: Here's Why

Converting Traditional IRA Savings to a Roth IRA

Pay the Lowest Possible Taxes on Retirement Assets

Should I Invest in Stocks During My Retirement

5 Benefits of Rolling Over A 401(K)

Managing Your Own 401(k): Pros & Cons

I Maxed Out My 401k. Now What?

Top Tips for Making Retirement Savings Last Longer

Fees You Can Expect From A Financial Advisor

The 4 Essential Elements of a Retirement Plan

Why Age 70 is Pivotal for Retirement Planning

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