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Another Successful Passion For Life Walk!

March 28, 2023

On March 25th in Walled Lake, FAI was well represented at the 16th annual Passion For Life 5K Run/Walk. Cold and rain didn’t stop our team from walking and helping to raise money for Mott Children’s Hospital. Thank you to Chris Cousins, Sherry Hanford, Jan Winters, Matt Dery, and Jan’s son Jordan Winters, and Sherry’s…

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Living The LifeMethod Podcast Episode 17

February 23, 2023

Faith and Football. We dive into both today with the co-founder of Royal City Church, Robby Emery.  Robby and his wife Danielle have served in the ministry for over 21 years and he tells his story on the show to our host, Matt Dery. Robby is also the lead Pastor for the University of Michigan Football team…

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Living The LifeMethod Podcast Episode 16

November 22, 2022

Why are successful sports writers and broadcasters leaving the business for other ventures? What made them make that career change and how did it work out for them? Host Matt Dery, a career changer himself, sat down and spoke to three sports journalists who made the switch. Joanne Gerstner , Mike Wells, and Michael Spath.  For more information on The…

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FAI Teams Up With Bowl-4-Animal Rescue

September 6, 2022

Our clients mean everything to us here at Financial Architects and two of our favorites are Michelle Mullen and Aleta Sill. This dynamic duo are both professional bowlers and lovers of animals and for years have run the Bowl-4-Animal Rescue Fundraiser at Country Lanes in Farmington Hills. FAI participated this year as an Elite Sponsor…

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Inside Financial Architects Episode 18

July 19, 2022

How did this career changer end up as an advisor at Financial Architects? Chavez Vincent is our guest as he discusses what makes FAI such a strong culture, how he helps clients live a life of freedom, and what he has learned over the past 6 years. Chavez is joined by Host Matt Dery. 

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Succession Success Episode 7

June 23, 2022

New podcast episode! What is the emotional rollercoaster like when you sell your business? Todd Moilanen just went through this and discusses his journey exiting from Cloverdale Equipment. Todd is candid, honest, and tells us about the process and discusses what could be next. Listen in as he joins host Matt Dery.

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FAI and Q5 Experience Team Host First Spring Fling of 2022

June 9, 2022

Ultimately, what are business owners looking for when they think about succession? Is it leaving on their terms? Leaving a good legacy? What about living happily in the “fifth quarter” of their life? All of these discussions took place on Wednesday in Oak Park at the Q5 Experience first “Spring Fling” event. Q5 team members,…

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Living The LifeMethod Episode 15

May 17, 2022

What has it been like for a family Primary Care Physician over the past 2 plus years? Dr. Leah Cecil of Clearwater Family Medicine is our guest on today’s show. She talks about her goal of proving patients with the best physical and emotional care. Matt Dery of Financial Architects and the Q5 Experience is…

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Inside Financial Architects Podcast Episode 17

March 22, 2022

From basketball star to entrepreneur. Moneyball Sportswear owner Desmond Ferguson joins Matt Dery on today’s episode. Desmond discusses how he got into business and why Moneyball? In addition, what has inspired him an an African-American #businessowner. The former three point ace at the University of Detroit Mercy and Portland Trailblazers shares his story. Tune in! 

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Marody, Dery, and the Q5 Experience Team Get the Word Out about Business Succession Planning

February 17, 2022

On Wednesday February 16th, FAI’s own Pat Marody and Matt Dery along with John Carter, Chris Meso, Sarah Greifenberger, and John Bell participated in the annual Construction Association of Michigan “Design and Construction Expo” at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The event brings together local businesses to highlight what they offer to the business…

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