John Hixson, CFP®

  • Favorite Travel Destination: Florence, ItalyOne day, I could see Sheila (my wife) and I spending Summers there.
  • Favorite Pet: Obie He's a pug who speaks with a cajun accent.
  • Favorite Song: Boston - More Than a FeelingThis is my go-to song during the last miles of a marathon.
A native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, John graduated from Baylor University with a bachelor of business administration degree in 1983 and earned a masters degree with a concentration in financial planning from Georgia State University in 1984. After graduation, he worked with Magnolia Financial Corporation, whose business included the acquisition and operation of insurance companies and funeral homes in 14 states. As a member of Magnolia’s Board of Directors, John gained valuable insight into the financial services industry. His experience has included: company valuation and acquisition; investment planning and evaluation; financial statement analysis; life and health insurance product development and sales; and estate and charitable tax planning. In addition to his responsibilities with Magnolia Financial, John served as a General Partner and Investment Advisor to Hixson Properties, a real estate and investment company.  He also received the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation in 1988 from the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
In 1993, at Milton’s & Kevin’s invitation, John became a partner at FMP to better serve the increasing clientele.  In 1995, John received the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) certification from the CFP Board of Standards. In 1997, he was one of the first advisors in the country to receive the Fee-Only professional designation from the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. In 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 John was named by Medical Economics magazine as one of the 150 Best Financial Advisors in the country. He was the only financial advisor in southwest Louisiana, and one of only four and recently one of only two in the state, to receive this designation.
In frequent demand as a speaker and expert on financial topics, John is often quoted in the local and national media, including the Dow Jones NewswiresFinancial Planning MagazineForbesDow Jones Investment Advisor,Kiplinger’s Personal Finance MagazineBusiness WeekHouston ChronicleLake Charles American PressThe Wall Street Journal, and Twins Magazine.  John is continually sought as an instructor on various financial topics approved by the State Board for Continuing Education for CPAs and Attorneys.

John and his wife make their home in Lake Charles. They are active members of their Church where he serves in many capacities. He is currently a member of many community groups and organizations that help him fulfill his passion for helping people and giving back to the community.  

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