A financial planner for nearly 20 years now, it was in the technology arena that Jane’s career first began. Initially, a computer programmer for Children’s Hospital in Boston, she later developed programs for insurance companies including Gulf Life Insurance in Florida and State Mutual in Worcester, and for a stock market software company in Massachusetts.
From there, while living in California, Jane started Write Idea, a technical writing company whose clients included Elxsi computer. Upon returning to Massachusetts, she became a tax preparer with H&R Block. Her interest in financial planning was sparked while working there and during her experiences raising and moving a family with her husband multiple times along the West Coast. During these busy days, while her husband was helping launch a number of startups, Jane oversaw the family’s moves, finances and investment planning…leading to her eventual decision to become a financial planner.
In 2002, after several years working in the area of financial advising with the New England Advisory Group, Jane launched her fee-only financial practice, Dover Hills Financial. She established the firm to help individuals and businesses in all areas of financial planning including budgeting, insurance and risk management, employee benefits planning, investment, tax, retirement and estate planning. Ever-increasing growth in recent years prompted her to assess the firm’s operations and it became apparent that additional resources would allow her to focus more time on her clients.
At the end of a thorough and thoughtful search, it was evident to Jane that Beck Bode was the one, as the firm not only shares her ethics and standards, it offers access to unsurpassed analyst research, compliance and administrative resources, as well as a team of highly skilled financial experts. Jane remains committed to the fee-only approach, not accepting commissions or receiving any other compensation for recommending specific products.