Why the name 60 Minute Finance?  After having met and worked with hundreds of people in small groups or individually, I saw many instances where people were so overwhelmed by their financial situation, that they didn’t know where to begin.  And these were not just “negative” situations, but also ones where they simply didn’t understand where they were spending money, or didn’t know how or where to invest for retirement, college or other life goals.  In my own life, financial management used to take far too much time and emotional capital.  I’ve learned that by focusing on what’s important, and devising a well structured plan to achieve those objectives, it is possible to have a control over your financial life by spending about 60 minutes a month on personal financial management.

To help others achieve this objective, too, 60 Minute Finance was started in 2015 as a means to assist others in meeting their personal finance goals.  Our mission statement makes this clear:

60 Minute Finance is dedicated to educating and empowering individuals and couples to make well-reasoned decisions regarding their personal finances, affording them increased opportunities for meeting their personal and wealth-building goals.

With that goal in mind, we will offer educational opportunities through the web site, in small group settings, as well as one-on-one coaching in person or via the web.  We sell no products, investments, or insurance…..our only aim is to educate motivated people to improve their financial condition and meet their goals while maintaining their personal values.

About John

Born and raised in Virginia, John passed the CPA exam before graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University and beginning his career at a “Big-8” accounting firm in 1987.  jam pic


After two years in public accounting, he accepted employment with a client and rose through the ranks in private industry.  Desiring to work in a more diversified environment, John started his own accounting practice in 2000 and added financial coaching services in 2013.

John resides in Hanover County, Virginia with his wife and children.  He is active in his church, enjoys finishing a good run or workout at the gym, and leads personal finance classes in the community.

In addition to 60 Minute Finance, John1 is also the owner and president of Riverpine Services, Inc.  Riverpine Services, Inc., provides freelance accounting services to a select number of small businesses throughout the region. In 2016, John moved to a part-time roll with Riverpine to focus his attention and energy on his personal financial education efforts.



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