J. J. Wenrich is a Certified Financial Planner and 20-year veteran of the investment world. He developed his fascination in the stock market as a child, watching business reports on PBS, one of the few stations available in his small-town Kansas home. During freezing winters and blazing summers, he was inside learning about what he calls “the amazing world of stocks.” Despite his small-town upbringing, J.J. had progressive teachers along the way who included personal finance education, including stock-picking games, in their curriculum.
Later, his education continued at The University of Kansas, reigniting his love of the market. So much so that, while his buddies headed off to Mexico for spring break, he stayed on campus and spent all-nighters watching CNBC, geeking-out on stock charts and spreadsheets as he followed equity markets around the worlds.
Since then, J.J. has built a 20-year career in financial planning and investments, working with some of the best investment professionals and financial advisors in the U.S.
Along the way, he met his wife Jodie—also a financial professional—and together they built a family “portfolio” including Jodie’s son and another three children born within 30 months. It’s that family unit that is the basis of J.J.’s lessons on educating kids about healthy financial habits and Teaching Kids to Buy Stocks.