20 Under 40 Feature: Beau BoydPublished 3:29pm Monday, July 29, 2013
For Beau Boyd, preparing his family for its future isn’t the only goal.
The Selma native is one of The Boyd Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, a group that has long had roots in a community that Boyd loves. After graduating from The University of Alabama, Boyd returned to Selma in 2002 and said he cannot imagine, “being anywhere else.”
“My father started this business back in 1983, and I’ve been working with him back here for 11 years,” Boyd said. “Being a part of this community has meant so much to my family and now to my wife and child, and raising a child here myself. I hope to make this place a better community.”
While he raises his own family in the town he grew up in, Boyd said his role with The Boyd Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors is to help families plan their future. He said they work as a team of financial consultants and advisors that provide services to all walks of life and financial statuses.
“From late retirees to folks planning for retirement, managing estates — any type of financial advice and financial planning,” Boyd said. “We’re trying to better other people’s lives by making them more financially secure for the future.”
Boyd explained they work to accommodate families to where they don’t have to worry about retiring with nothing but Social Security, to where they do have a retirement plan in order to help them make it comfortably through retirement.
“At the end of the day, it all goes back to family,” he said. “My father started this business, my sister’s a part of our team.”
Boyd said his inspiration for working in Selma is simply that he loves the city and the unique, small-town character Selma possesses.
“I love the people here. As my dad’s been quoted as saying before, ‘Selma’s got a lot of character to it, but it’s also got a lot of characters,’” Boyd said. “It makes it what it is. It’s a wonderful place and most of the people in it want to make it a better place.”