Jay Zigmont

PhD, CFP®

Live, Learn, Plan

Owner

Jay Zigmont

PhD, CFP®

Live, Learn, Plan

Owner

My mission in life is to help people to learn how to live their best life and achieve financial freedom. As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to help you learn how to manage your finances and make your money work for you. My specialty is in helping Childfree Individuals, Couples and Groups - Jay Zigmont, PhD, CFP®

Advice-Only, Fee-Only financial planner located in WATER VALLEY, MS, serving clients locally and across the country

Jay Zigmont is a Water Valley, MS fee-only financial planner. Live, Learn, Plan provides comprehensive and objective financial planning to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As an advice-only, fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Jay Zigmont is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

My name is Jay Zigmont and my mission in life is to help people to learn how to live their best life and achieve financial freedom.

As many others, I grew up in a home where we were always struggling to make ends meet.  My parents worked hard but yet it seemed to always be feast of famine in the house.  It wasn’t because we did anything wrong, it was just the only thing we knew to do.  If we wanted more, we had to work more.  We worked hard for our money, and it was gone just as fast at it came in.

Decades later, I learned how debt can ruin your life, and that there was a way to make your money work for you.  Now my wife and I live debt free, have investments, and live a life of financial freedom that is a luxury to most.

Now I’m on a mission to help others.

I’ve spent my life learning about how to help people learn better.  I have a PhD in Adult Learning from the University of Connecticut.  That is just a fancy way of saying that I have worked hard to become an expert in both learning and how to help others learn.  I have used those skills to coach both individuals and businesses over the past decade.  Depending on what is needed, I’m a life coach, executive coach, financial coach and/or whatever the learner needs.

I am also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™.  Becoming a CFP® professional is a rigorous process that includes four Es: Education (minimum of a Bachelors Degree),  Experience (minimum of 6000 hours), Examination and Ethics.  The result is that I have broad training in the areas of Comprehensive Financial Planning: Financial Planning, Insurance Planning & Risk Management, Investment Planning, Tax Planning, Retirement Planning & Employee Benefits, and Estate Planning.

Being a CFP® professional also means I am held to a Fiduciary Standard.  The Fiduciary Standard means I MUST put your financial interests ahead of my own. To this end, I am also a Fee-Only CFP® Professional.  Fee-Only means the only way I get paid is from you.  I don’t get commissions from anyone or any incentives to sell you products.  That means if I make a recommendation it is because I believe it is best for you, not for me.

Live, Learn, Plan, LLC (LLP) is a Registered Investment Advisor in Mississippi, serving customers across the US.  LLP is a Fee-Only firm, and only charges for time (no AUM fee or minimum assets) and is designed to make financial planning accessible for everyone.  LLP only charges for time, and follows a passive investment strategy.  That means we don’t try to impressive you with fancy tools, but rather focus on investments you can understand and manage yourself. 

Live, Learn, Plan is designed around three concepts:

Live – We need to live our best life.  At times we may need to make sacrifices, but only if it improves our life in the long run (has a return on investment).

Learn – We need to be constantly learning how to improve.  Learning means we are making measurable changes and seeing progress.

Plan – We need to plan for both our current life and our future.  The only way to be safe in the future is to have a plan and execute it well. 

Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.

Specialties

  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Debt Management and Budgeting
  • Small Business Financial Planning
  • College Education Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Tax Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Childfree Families
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Novice Investors
  • Retirees and Near Retirees

Working Together

  • Virtual Meetings
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • XY Planning Network
    Jay Zigmont is a Member of the XY Planning Network

    The XY Planning Network is the leading organization of fee-only financial advisors who are focused on working with Generation X and Generation Y clients. Our mission is to connect consumers with best-in-class financial advisors who specialize in working with clients just like you.

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    Jay Zigmont is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification

    CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    Jay Zigmont is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor

    The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

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Office Locations:

  • 292 COUNTY ROAD 376
    WATER VALLEY, MS 38965

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