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Christian Mauser, CFP®Lead Advisor

To me, financial planning is not about market gains… it’s about helping people through the difficult decisions in their lives. Of course the numbers do matter! But so do emotional transitions.

Most of my clients are nearing retirement; upper-middle-class families who have always spent less than they earned. They want to retire with confidence, travel and spend time with family. As we work through their financial plan, I also prepare them for emotional changes that can happen with retirement.

I help people through the difficult decisions in their lives.

In my work, I enjoy connecting with people and being able to provide friendly expertise. I try to simplify financial issues with stories that my clients can relate to, and I use humor to make things easier. I especially enjoy advising pilots, because I have a passion for flying.

Certified Financial Planner™

Certified Retirement Counselor®
Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠

BBA in Financial Planning, University of Georgia

National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), Member, Mentor
NAPFA Genesis, Member, Committee Member, Genesis Scholarship Coordinator
IMCA, Member
Special Olympics, Swim Coach

Christian’s Personal Story

  • Loves his time with wife Randi and great golden “Lily”

  • Enjoys boating… engines… tinkering around the house

  • Spends fall Saturdays in Athens

  • “Bond. James Bond.”

In college, I didn’t know what to study, so I chose accounting. Still, I didn’t want “life in a cubicle”… I needed something more social! When I stumbled across “Intro to Financial Planning,” I was hooked, and changed majors.

Now I had purpose and direction. I could help people with something I was passionate about! I learned as much as a could. I volunteered to promote free tax preparation to low-income families. I went to conferences. I was excited about my future.

Upon graduation, the worst recession in 80 years hit us all. I took jobs I didn’t want, but that only reinforced my strong desire to do fee-only financial planning. Eventually, I landed — happily — at a small family firm in Pennsylvania.

When my wife and I decided to relocate, I was very selective about my next company. After talking to about 10 companies (all NAPFA advisors), I found a good fit at RPG. My wife also found a position in Atlanta and we came back south!