Helping people intentionally design their wealth in a way that shapes their most inspired life.


You don't have to make $1 million to save $1 million for retirement

Don Hershberger


In over four decades of working with clients, I have learned some of the enduring principles of what it takes to become a millionaire. Our clients with 401(k) balances of more than $1M, followed some of the following approaches to saving:

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Our office will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.

We remember and honor those who sacrificed for our freedom.


Shred Event Update

Do you have important documents with personal information that you want to get rid of, but don’t want falling into the wrong hands? Bring them to our Paper Shredding Event on Friday, May 13 between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. This event is exclusively for our clients and is FREE!

  • No need to remove staples
  • All Shredding is being recycled
  • No cardboard boxes
  • Items like file folders and the cardboard back of a checkbook can be shredded

The Shred Truck will be in the parking lot of our office on South Brown Street in Jackson. When you arrive, please enter the parking lot from the Franklin Street entrance.


We look forward to seeing you!


Beyond Taxes: 5 Reasons a Trust is Necessary

Learn how a trust can be used to protect, control, and maximize the assets in your estate.


There are many reasons to utilize a trust than simply to minimize the impact of taxes. Taxes are rarely the only reason, and usually not the most important reason, people have comprehensive estate plans.


Each day throughout the week of May 9 - 13 we will post a short article on Facebook about 5 Reasons a Trust is Necessary.


Like and follow our Facebook page so you don't miss out on this information!  Here is the Link!

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Client Spotlight -

Sarah Anderson

Congratulations to Sarah Anderson who has been named Jackson Magazine’s Teacher of the year 2022!


This high honor was awarded to Sarah after a rigorous application process by Jackson Magazine. Sarah, along with 120 other teachers, was nominated by either a student or one of their parents. She was then sent an invitation to complete an extensive questionnaire about herself , her teaching philosophy, and her experience. In addition to completing  the questionnaire, Sarah was observed in the classroom and had to go through an interview process.


Sarah will be recognized as Teacher of the Year n the May edition of Jackson Magazine, There was also an awards ceremony and she will receive a stipend for her classroom, which Sarah said was the reason she accepted the nomination. Click here to read the full online article in Jackson Magazine.


Sarah is currently a 2nd grade teacher at Warner Elementary in the Western School District and has been teaching for a total of 12 years. She said that growing up she always knew she wanted to be a teacher and has never thought about doing anything else.


Sarah is pictured (above) in her classroom with her husband, Kevin, a partner of Development Solutions Midwest .


Raymond James and Cyber Security

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to increased awareness of potential cyberattacks, particularly within Ukraine and other Eastern European countries. We understand you may have concerns about whether these events affect the security of your financial accounts – but rest assured that our cybersecurity professionals have been monitoring and preparing to defend against threats like these for years.


At this time, Raymond James hasn’t experienced any increase in cyberattack activity. Our Cyber Threat center will continue to actively monitor the conflict

and take all necessary steps to protect our networks and your personal information, including reviewing cyber intelligence provided by U.S. federal agency partners. We make considerable investments in our multilayered defense systems and personnel to stay ahead of threats:

  • We employ the most up-to-date safeguards to protect client account information and other important personal information. We employ encryption, virtual private networks, penetration/vulnerability testing and the latest firewall and antivirus technology to keep information safe.
  • Our systems are monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • The firm’s information technology professionals partner with multiple government and information organizations to stay ahead of emerging risks, including the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.
  • We continue to review known vulnerabilities associated with this conflict and update security controls to detect the latest threats.

For more information on our cybersecurity strategy, visit the How Raymond James Protects Your Privacy page on You can also contact Raymond James Client Services with questions related to your account by calling 800.647.7378.


As a reminder, here are a few tips for strengthening your own personal security measures:

  • Use long, complex passwords for all your accounts, especially those that include sensitive information.
  • Set up multifactor authentication whenever available for an additional layer of protection.
  • Do not provide important information over email, phone or text to anyone unfamiliar.  Don’t click on links in suspicious emails – cybercriminals often create scams with headline topics like Ukrainian relief efforts.

Paramount Family Update

Many of you have watched Candace’s son, Gordon, grow up. As a young child he spent time in the Paramount Wealth Office and even interned during the summers of 2020 and 2021.  


This fall Gordon will be going off to college! After many campus visits, he has decided to join the Wolf Pack at North Carolina State University and will be majoring in Sport Management.


Gordon, Candace, and Jeff are pictured here on the NC State campus in front of Carter – Finley Stadium.

The Paramount Wealth Management Team

Don Hershberger, Founder and President, PWM, was named on the 2022 Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor list.
420 South Brown Street Jackson, MI 49203
Phone: 517-787-4444
Fax: 517-795-2530
[email protected]

Investment advisory services are offered through Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc. Paramount Wealth Management is not a registered broker/dealer and is independent of Raymond James Financial Services.

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