Fast Facts with Dylan
Dylan Howell is a licensed insurance agent and Investment Advisor Representative. He zipped through college at Henderson State University in three and a half years – majoring in finance with a minor in math and played baseball for the Reddies.
Dylan recently passed the Series 65 examination, which licensed him as an investment professional. He has the ultimate goal of becoming a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP). A CFP meets the most rigorous professional standards including an exam, experience, education and ethics.
We are glad to have Dylan here for more reasons than moving our sign to the street side daily.
Tell us about your family.
In January 2018, I will marry my high school sweetheart Cassidy Eberle. Until then…I still live at home with my parents. Thanks Mom and Dad! I have a brother who is a senior in high school and a large extended family.
What is your favorite food?
Home-cooked fajitas with chicken and steak are my favorite. I like to add black beans and rice with all the works, except peppers. And hold the tomatoes.
What do you do for fun?
Since hanging up my cleats and baseball glove, I’ve found other fun things to do with my time. I really enjoy books and stick to mostly non-fiction. Non-fiction works allow me to learn and expand my mind on topics related to my work and my faith. Some authors that captivate me are Jim Collins, Benjamin Graham, Timothy Keller, Max Lucado, Peter Lynch and Thomas Stanley.
I try to stay active by going to 10 Fitness each day after work. My gym routine focuses on interval training – using body weight for various activities.
Do you have any furry friends?
What are some of your favorite things right now?
It is my favorite season – baseball season. The Cubs are on my TV, my coffee cup and my office décor. I grew up supporting the Cubs and firmly believe that without my watch parties last season, the World Series could have turned out differently.
The Dave Ramsey Show podcast is a favorite of mine. Dave dishes out sound financial advice during his daily three-hour show. His principles of saving money, staying out of debt and planning for the future make sense.
I don’t have a lot of spare time between working and taking Master’s classes. One thing that is my favorite is wedding planning. It’s pretty easy – smile, nod yes and say “Sounds great!”
What's something you have learned recently about your faith or share your favorite scripture/song right now?
I recently listened to Matt Chandler’s sermon series A Beautiful Design. The series is centered on who God designed each of us to be. It’s straight from the Bible – the message is powerful and intelligent.
Working for you, not an insurance company!