Nick Nauta started financial planning when he moved to the Lansing area in 2006.
“When I started, I didn’t think that I’d do it forever,” Nauta explained. “But it’s been really great. It’s all about getting a better return on life and using my skills to help people retire early or save money to start their own business.
“I try to help people live without regrets,” said Nauta. “And we’ve been really successful at that, which has been really cool.”
Nauta’s favorite thing about his work is how it gives him the flexibility to hang out with his kids. He loves to be able to drop his two kids off at school in the morning.
“I have a great relationship with my kids, and my wife is amazing,” Nauta explained. “I love being a dad. My kids will only be this young for so long, and I love to be able to spend that time with them.”
He looks forward to spending summers with his family. “I’ll take Fridays off during the summer,” Nauta explained. “And we go exploring national parks and do other outdoor activities. We’re planning a trip to Chicago, too.”
Along with his work and family, Nauta likes to give back to his community. He is the president of Davies Project, which provides round-trip rides to medical appointments for children facing serious health challenges. He is also the secretary for Delta Township’s Kiwanis Club, on the board of Loaves and Fishes Ministry and has been an ambassador for his local chamber for five years.