Joe Eppy, a native of Ohio, graduate of The Ohio State University and avid Ohio sports fan, is the founder, president and Chief Visionary Officer of The Eppy Group. To know Joe, is to know his passion! You can tell in an instant that he truly loves what he does; for him it’s a blurred line between work and play. With an academic background in accounting, Joe has been in the financial services industry in the South Florida region since 1993. Since then, Joe has grown The Eppy Group into one of the premier financial firms in the area. Joe is privileged and honored to have his wife as his business partner and both his sons in the practice, propelling the firm into the next generation. He believes that change is a constant, and keeps his eye on the ever-changing economic and product environment.
Joe’s approach to financial planning revolves fundamentally around education; preferring that his clients have the knowledge to make well informed decisions. He believes that growing wealth must be accompanied by a strong defensive plan; a most important and often overlooked facet of planning. He focuses on the most tax efficient use of wealth at retirement, while preserving the legacy. Joe would be considered a reallocation specialist, helping his clients determine the most effective placement of their money. His strongest skill set lies in helping people keep the money they make. Joe knows that trust is essential in making any relationship work and strives to create, maintain and enhance his relationships through his commitment to act ethically and with integrity, inclusion and diversity.
Joe manages many facets of financial planning such as: retirement maximization, tax minimization, estate analysis and strategy, business, individual, special needs planning, and philanthropic fundraising through charitable trusts. Joe does not lose sight of the simple basics; when the very unfortunate occurs and someone’s life is swept away or becomes disabled, the very products he sells are what helps to allow the families to move forward with dignity and security.
Early on in his career, Joe found a place in his heart for helping families who have a child with special needs. Joe’s involvement in special needs triggered Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company to seek his assistance in establishing and implementing their own special needs program. He has addressed numerous organizations regarding financial planning for special needs families and is regarded as an industry expert. This passion has evolved into many philanthropic relationships and new initiatives that Joe is currently spearheading. Currently, Joe is focused on three national initiatives:
1) Solve unemployment in the special needs population
2) Enhance academia at the college level to teach financial and life skills
3) Develop a financial illiteracy program for collegiate athletes.
Joe believes that a byproduct of integrating the special needs population into the work force help bring kindness back in our society.
Joe currently serves on the following boards: Unicorn Children’s Foundation, Nova Southeastern University Ambassadors, Riverwalk Foundation Trust, past chair of the Florida Atlantic University - Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD). He is a very proud member of the Tocqueville Society of the United Way of Broward County and serves on their endowment committee. He is an active leader in the community and is a sponsor and donor to many organizations throughout the year. Joe and his wife Fran, after living in Boca Raton for 20 years, relocated to downtown Fort Lauderdale in 2014, where they love their 7-minute walk to work!
Joseph Eppy is a registered representative of and offers securities and investment advisory services and financial planning through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC: 1221 Brickell Ave, Suite 300 Miami, Florida 33131 | 305-648-2445. Insurance offered through Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and other fine companies. The Eppy Group, LLC., is not a subsidiary or affiliate of MML Investors Services, LLC. or Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company or its affiliated companies. CA Insurance License #OC48018