Meet Todd Burkhalter


RTB Drive ImageThroughout my career I have been able to assist families and business leaders with their personal financial decisions. In addition, I have been able to help numerous physicians, advisers and consultants in developing their practices.

 The Life You Can Afford to Live is my personal blog that is designed to enlighten and educate about “the business of business”.  The ideas shared here are designed to enhance my readers financial, personal and professional lives allowing them to serve more people.

Ihave been privileged to assist families, business owners, and professionals in realizing their financial dreams. Through a commitment to excellence, I have been fortunate to build a solid client base throughout the United States, which continually expands through referrals from satisfied clients. I created Drive Planning to help my clients create a more intentional approach to success. Success isn’t solely about money, we focus on action items in three primary areas; Being Relationally Rich, Physically Fit and Financially Free.

I have been in the financial service industry since 1997, and am a member of The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers, and a Certified Senior Advisor. Throughout my career I have taught hundreds of physicians and financial advisers to become more successful in building their practice. Some of those best practices are shared in Financial Planning Magazine each month and the Credit Sesame blog, through my role as a contributor to these publications. Now you can learn more from my latest and best selling book, Bullet Proof Your Finances.

Having been named six times as an Atlanta Magazine Five Star Wealth Manager for Best in Client Satisfaction. Five Star Best In Client Satisfaction Wealth Managers are selected as a result of a rigorous research process of clients and magazine subscribers. The resulting list represents no more than 4% of the wealth managers within a specific market area. Other honors include being named as a Top Wealth Manager in the Southeast by Newsweek Magazine.

naifaIn 2011 and 2012, Todd was recognized by The National Association Of Insurance and Financial Advisors as a member of The Top 40 Advisors Under 40 in Atlanta. These recognitions and awards are indicative of my passion for helping others achieve more. None of these accolades and recognition would have occurred if not for the terrific team I am blessed to work with each day.

My wife, Jackie (Follow Jackie on Twitter @JBurk920), and I split our time between Midtown Atlanta, Blue Ridge, GA and St. Petersburg, FL. We have set aside much of our outside service work with organizations such as Johns Creek BeautificationThe Johns Creek Planning Commission and the North Fulton County PTSA to serve in areas closer to home. Together, Jackie and I serve at Northpoint Community Church, The Midtown Alliance, The Atlanta Botanical Garden and The St. Petersburg 2050 Community Group. Our family enjoys five children plus Brewster our American Shepard and John Henry our miniature horse! Our most exciting and time consuming venture is developing The Burkhalter Ranch and Staurolite Barn in Blue Ridge, Georgia. This project and passion involves land, horses, barns and the premiere spot for a bride to be married in North Georgia. In our free time or at least our favorite times are evenings riding the ranch in Blue Ridge. However, on Saturdays in the fall we will likely be in Athens, Georgia cheering for our Georgia Bulldogs!

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