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Conrad Kunkel

Conrad Kunkel

Retirement Planner

Conrad Kunkel, MLIR* specializes in income and tax planning for the post-paycheck years.  His master’s degree studies and decades of hands-on experience in both the corporate and private financial worlds give him a seasoned perspective.

Conrad began providing personal financial guidance in the 70’s as US Navy officer aboard a nuclear-powered cruiser, in charge of payroll and ship’s finances (disbursing). After the Navy, then graduate school, Conrad designed retirement strategies for executive teams for over twenty years, eventually receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Compensation Association.  Leaving the corporate world at the VP level, he obtained his financial licenses and has been an independent planner for over a decade.  Conrad is also a Certified Financial Educator and teaches courses in financial education.

Along the way, Conrad has also owned four small businesses and understands the challenge of having to "make payroll" every week.

Married since 1978 to the former Carol Fetzer of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Conrad and Carol have called North Carolina their home since 1981. They’ve welcomed a dozen foster children, one exchange student, and countless (too many) rescue dogs and cats. They now raise honeybees at their “Bosky Lea Apiary” in Snow Camp, North Carolina.

In the community, Conrad is active in his church, a former Boy Scout leader, and is just two pints shy of reaching 150 blood donations to the Red Cross.

*The MLIR degree (master of labor & industrial relations) includes extensive training in executive and employee pay and benefits strategies, in which Conrad concentrated.  He is licensed as an investment advisor (Series 66) and holds a variety of licenses for applicable insurance products.

Investment advisory services offered through Brookstone Capital Management, LLC (BCM), a registered investment advisor. BCM and GPS Financial Strategies, LLC are independent of each other. Insurance products and services are not offered through BCM but are offered and sold through individually licensed and appointed agents.