John C. Neyland is a Louisiana native and President as well as an Investment Advisor Representative at JCN Financial & Tax Planning Group, LLC in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As an Ed Slott CPA Master Elite Advisor, John specializes in retirement planning with a high concentration on tax-efficient distribution strategies. Over the years, John has been a featured advisor for articles published in the Wall Street Journal, the Platinum Record, and Registered Rep Magazine. He is a frequent guest on WJBO1150, NBC33, WAFB9 and ABC2 news programs. John was the host of “what you most need to know” on 107.3 FM radio. The program focused on the tax treatment of qualified plans and featured CPA Ed Slott as a guest along with technical experts of Mr. Slott's firm.
As a professional in estate planning and financial services, John provides a comprehensive financial analysis and customized financial plan designed to help meet the unique needs of each his clients. John is committed to providing each one of his clients with the personal attention and respect they deserve. Over the years it has become apparent to John that it is much easier to avoid a mistake than fix one. He has noted that very few people have a financial plan, and fewer yet have a life plan. Many of Johns speeches illustrate the mistake of a primary focus on investments. He has said “you have a plan to raise your children, a plan to go to college, a plan to buy a car, a plan to buy a house, a plan to embark on a career. Yet few people have a financial plan and fewer yet have a life plan”.
John was heavily influenced in his career by his father, an accountant that owned four 24 hour restaurants besides an income tax and accounting service. As a young man working alongside his father, he came to understand the value in saving a dollar by reducing one's taxes. It didn’t seem right to John that the business owner that takes all of the risks, works that long hours and is penalized for his or her success by having to pay not only higher taxes but the match of Social Security and Medicare. Furthermore, many business owners are so dedicated and focused on running their business that that don’t have the time or resources to learn what may be done to keep more of what is theirs. One of John’s firms focuses is teaching high net worth business owners how they may find cash balance plans a tool to do just this, keep more of what is theirs.
In his on-going effort to serve the community, John hosts educational workshops through Speakers Bureaus, a monthly educational event offering the public the knowledge needed to make informed decisions regarding their current finances, as well as future retirement planning needs.
John is the author of “How to have the life you’ve yet to dream” and an avid sponsor of local charitable organizations and has a passion for mentoring disadvantaged youth in our community. For over sixteen years John has invested profits from his firm and spent many hours volunteering to help underprivileged youth. He always strives to make a difference in the lives of each person he meets. John Neyland is a dedicated husband and father of three and values the importance of family. John attributes his successes to having a mission, a target, and passion. He is dedicated to enabling people to enjoy a life they otherwise wouldn’t have.