Joe Nelson CFP ®

Toll Free - 877-955-5025

Areas of Consulting:

  • Structuring assets for retirement income
  • Recommending products designed to help protect principal
  • If suitable, recommending taxable closed end bond funds for the potential of higher returns
  • Managing company retirement funds - 401k, 403b, etc.
  • For those who would like the potential for lower income taxes...if suitable, recommending Tax Free dividend investments such as closed and open end mutual funds
  • Recommending strategies for transference of your estate assets to your loved ones with little or no  taxes and without using a probate proceeding

Actual investment return and principal value of mutual funds will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.  A plan of regular investing does not assure a profit or protect against loss in a declining market.  You should consider your financial ability to continue your purchase throughout periods of fluctuating price levels.  Please obtain a prospectus for complete information including charges and expenses.  Read it carefully before you invest or send money.  None of the information in this document should be considered as tax advice.  You should consult your tax advisor for information concerning your individual situation. Tax, legal, or Social Security claiming advice is not offered through, nor supervised by Lincoln Investment or Capital Analysts.

I started in the financial field in 1986 with A. G. Edwards and Sons in Albuquerque, NM. After a little over a year, I moved back to my home State of Arkansas into the Little Rock branch in 1987.

After realizing I wanted to do more comprehensive financial planning, I became an independent financial advisor in 1994. After running my own office for 4 years, I was hired to be the President of and open a new investment division for BKD, a CPA firm in Springfield, MO in 1998.

After I opened their advisory firm, I went back to being an independent advisor in 1999 and moved to Destin, FL.

After living in Destin for over 19 years, my wife Penny - whom I will have been married to for 25 years in April of 2020 - and I decided to move back to our home State of Arkansas and we moved to Jonesboro to be close to all of her family. I will continue my financial business there.

I hold the FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 registrations. I hold a resident insurance license in Arkansas (AR Lic #1664874) and non-resident insurance license in 10 other States. I earned my CFP® professional designation in 1998.


I was raised in Hot Springs, AR and attended the University of Arkansas.

I am an avid golfer and have written a golf instruction book -“How to plug the power leaks of your golf swing.”

Books and learning are my passions and I am an avid collector of antique books - copyrighted before 1925 - and enjoy the areas of history, geopolitical economics and biographies.

In the past I have been an avid traveler and have even been to Tasmania, Australia. Since we have moved, Penny and I plan on doing a great deal more travelling.

Church is a very important aspect of my life and I have been active in my church. I am a past Pastoral Council president and church treasurer, past VP of the St. Vincent DePaul society and have served in several other capacities.


As an independent financial professional, I offer you a very wide array of investment and financial options and strategies. One of the reasons I went independent is to be able to provide items and products in ALL areas of the financial world. I didn't just want to sell stocks or bonds or just insurance. I wanted to be able to show my clients the investments or strategies that best meet their needs and goals.

There are a few things I don't do...I don't sell individual stocks or bonds and I am not a "trader" of investments.

The products I recommend are designed to be held or owned for the long-term and may have options for future income.

I also offer a "fee only" Investment account, if that better suits your needs.

As a CFP(R) professional, I have been trained to analyze your current financial situation and understand your future goals BEFORE I make any recommendations.

Experience sometimes is not an advantage but since I have been a financial professional for over 30 years, I can at least use that experience to help you stay away from what I consider "unsuitable strategies and investments".

Whether you like to make quick decisions or if you want to do a great deal of study before you make a decision, I can help. 

Whether you are well versed in investment or don't know a thing, I can help.

Give me a call and we can discuss what you want to accomplish and let me see if I can help and maybe even show you some ideas that you didn't know were available.