Daren P. Seekins Helping people prepare for financial independence is one of the reasons I became a financial advisor. I concentrate on striving to build wealth through strategies that reduce taxes and reflect my clients' outlook and aspirations. My goal is to assist my clients in reaching financial independence and then managing their resources after retirement. Wealth creation and preservation are the main focus of my practice.I believe the first step when meeting with my clients is to listen to them. I listen to their questions, needs, goals and the level of comfort with their investments. Together, my clients and I build a plan that helps to meet their objectives.As a financial planner with Northeast Planning Associates, Inc. (NPA), I am able to provide my clients access to stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other investment opportunities, as well as create a financial plan customized to their needs.A graduate of Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey, CA, I am a veteran of the US Military, having served in Army Intelligence. I currently hold my Series 7, 9, 10, 63 and 66 registrations with LPL Financial, as well as my Certified Funds Specialist designation. Prior to beginning my career with NPA, I implemented and supervised a branch of Fidelity's Retirement Investment Services Department.I currently live in Holden, ME, with my wife. We have two adult daughters.