Nick Barringer, CFP®
Nick Barringer, CFP®
As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), and NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor, Nick specializes in designing and implementing financial plans for clients. Nick values the present moment that we are given and attempts to take full advantage of all opportunities. He believes that the key to enjoying life is not regretting past decisions or anxiously worrying about the future. Utilizing planning to isolate the variables that can be controlled can help put your mind at ease as you work towards your goals and dreams. Nick strongly believes the key planning is to start early and stay disciplined. In addition to his advisory role at Alpha, Nick also serves a leadership role on Alpha’s Investment Committee.
Prior to joining Alpha in 2013, Nick worked for the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) where he served as both a Trust and Senior Financial Services officer. Nick graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance and Banking with a concentration in Financial Planning. Nick finds tremendous value in giving back to the community by volunteering for many different non-profits. Currently, he is the Area Chairman for the Charlotte Ducks Unlimited Chapter which raises awareness and funds for the conservation of America’s wetlands. He is also actively engaged with the Tarheel Trailblazers working on a local project in Belmont for The Rocky Branch Trail Project. He recently served on NAPFA’s South Regional Board to support the independent, fee-only professional association and help spread consumer awareness of the fee-only planning profession.
Outside of work, Nick prioritizes exercise to maintain a healthy balance in life, both mentally and physically. This includes being a part of F3, hunting, fly-fishing, mountain biking, or just relaxing on the water. Nick is married to his wife, Merritt, and they have two young boys who keep them very active! They live in Belmont, NC where they enjoy the community feel and proximity to all of the outdoor activities.
“As an outdoorsman, I see my role as a planner being similar to a guide. As your ‘guide,’ there will be many complex decisions presented during life and I am there to provide stability in the short-term while maintaining focus on the long-term vision.”
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