Who is this guy?
Mark Twain defined an expert as “An ordinary fellow from another town.”
Will Rogers described an expert as “A man fifty miles from home with a briefcase.”
Niels Bohr defined an expert as “A person that has made every possible mistake within his or her field.”
Using these three definitions, Brent is surely an expert on several things. What those things are might be debatable, but one thing is certain: He knows quite a bit about life insurance and annuities, and how they are used to solve very large financial problems associated with dying too soon, living too long, financial losses from chronic illness and injury, as well as confiscatory taxation and other costs of transferring assets from one generation to the next.
Brent is a Personal Producing General Agent and the National Sales Manager for Life Solutions, an independent life insurance brokerage agency and financial consulting firm. Entering his fourth decade of practice in the craft of financial advice, Brent is a student of the Austrian School of Economics, a strong proponent of individual freedom and personal responsibility.
His specialty is working with business owners, their key people and employees, helping each of them achieve their financial goals in the estate planning and retirement planning areas. Brent has taught courses on insurance and financial planning through The American College, where he earned financial planning’s highest standard, the Chartered Financial Consultant designation, and the life insurance industry’s ultimate standard, the Chartered Life Underwriter designation. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Kansas State University.
Brent has served multiple terms on the Board of Directors for the Society of Financial Service Professionals, been an Ambassador for the Chamber of Commerce, as well as a volunteer for the National Association of Health Underwriters, the American Heart Association, and the Ronald McDonald House.
“Anyone may so arrange his affairs that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which will best pay the Treasury; there is not even a patriotic duty to increase one’s taxes.”
– Learned Hand, in Helvering v. Gregory, 1934.