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Meet David Shucavage

http://carolinaretirementplanners.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/davidS-300x406.jpgI believe that I'm a bit different from most professionals in the retirement planning field. Back in the 1970s, I graduated from Cornell Engineering School and followed the expected path, working first for Corning Glass and then CibaGeigy. For more than 20 years, I worked in engineering and management consulting, with a goal of making more money for companies. In 2001, I decided it would be more meaningful to me to help individuals and families, and, ever since, I have focused on retirement planning. As a result of the path I followed from Cornell to today, I tend to look at things with a different mindset, and with perhaps more skepticism, than many who have spent their lives in the financial industry. As an engineer, I love numbers, but the best part of my job is working with the numbers as I create a strategy with my clients to help them feel more confident. I am an Investment Adviser Representative and insurance professional. Everyone I meet has a unique set of needs, goals and concerns, and it's very satisfying to tailor-make a plan for each family or individual.

I love to teach as well and am an approved instructor with the “Financial ABCs of Retirement Workshop” given through Adult Financial Educational Services. This past year, I have taught classes at Cape Fear Community College, Brunswick County Community College and the University of Mount Olive’s Wilmington campus.

My wife, Sandy, and I live in the historic district of Downtown Wilmington. Our daughters, Samantha and Katie, are now out on their own in the world. I have lots of hobbies, like music, pottery, fishing and kayaking, and am on the board of Cape Fear River Watch. If you want to hear my music, come down to The Satellite on Greenfield Street some Sunday evening; I’ll be the handsome devil playing the hammered dulcimer!