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    “When I was six years old I had my very first memory of money, and that experience has affected every financial decision I have ever made. I remember telling my mother that it was OK for her to sell all of my Ninja Turtle videocassettes if it would make some money for the farm. I could tell from my parents' conversations that the farm didn't do so well that year, and we were struggling. The videos couldn't have been worth $20 for the entire collection, but that was my little six-year-old brain's way of helping my parents out financially. And that feeling in the pit of your stomach of not having enough money is a feeling that I unknowingly carried into adulthood. Always drawn to the financial services industry, whether it was taxes, or banking, it wasn't until I found this niche of the financial services industry that I found a way to truly help people with their finances like my little six-year-old self wanted to so long ago. If you have ever experienced that feeling in your gut, then you know exactly what I'm talking about, and maybe that little six-year-old version of me was you. Now, I am extremely fortunate and fulfilled to make a living by helping clients work towards financial independence so they don't have to experience that feeling in their gut during retirement.”

    Miller Retirement Group's mission is to simplify your retirement income plan and to make sure your money lasts as long as you do, no matter what the stock market does. Our primary areas of focus are retirement income strategies, asset protection and optimization of your Social Security benefits. We do this through a variety of insurance and asset management products — based on what works best for your unique situation.

    Nate Miller | Investment Advisor Representative

    Nate Miller is the president at Miller Retirement Group. He was born and raised as one of six children on a farm in north central Kansas — establishing a strong work ethic very early on in life. In his time in the industry, Nate has had the opportunity to consult some of the top financial and retirement professionals in the nation — many of whom have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, Fox News and Market Watch. Peeling back the curtain of so many offices and gaining a true understanding of what other financial professionals were doing for retirees grabbed his attention. Unaware of anyone who was providing that level of service and attention in Lawrence, he was inspired to make sure those he knows and cares about in his community have the opportunity to have increased confidence in their retirement strategies. Thus, Miller Retirement Group was formed.

    Nate has nearly two decades’ experience in the financial industry and holds his insurance license in Kansas and Missouri. He has also passed the Series 65 exam and is registered as an Investment Adviser Representative in those same states.

    In his free time, Nate enjoys spending time with his wife, Melissa, their son, Tennyson, and daughter, Harper Scarlett. A student of many trades, Nate finds passion in nearly everything that crosses his path — he even recently earned his Black Belt in Taekwondo and ran a half marathon (while pushing Tennyson in a stroller).


    Nicole Vannicola | Client Concierge

    As client concierge at Miller Retirement Group, Nicole Vannicola runs the firm’s marketing and serves clients in any way she can be of assistance, from greeting everyone who walks into the office to scheduling appointments and events. Her favorite part is talking with clients and meeting prospects to learn their stories and hear their life experiences.

    As the sister of Miller Retirement Group’s president, Nate Miller, Nicole has been involved with the firm since its founding. Nate needed someone to help him run certain parts of the business, and he turned to Nicole for help. At the time, she was a stay-at-home mother and still wanted to be home with her children. She began working from home until, nearly seven years later, she moved into the office.

    Residing in Eudora, Kansas, Nicole enjoys reading books, painting her nails and playing board games with her family in her rare free time. She and her husband, Jason, have three young children: Soren, Laikyn and Taylia; and a papillon mix dog, Flynn. Their youngest child has Down syndrome, and Nicole describes it as one of the best hardest blessings of her life. She’s a proud member of the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City and is passionate about helping others see Down syndrome as the beautiful blessing that it is and not something to be feared, ridiculed or looked at as “less than.”

    Levi Wedel | Investment Adviser Representative

    Levi Wedel saw firsthand how market fluctuations can affect financial freedom during the financial collapse of 2008. He began searching investment options for the retiring population. In 2010, He was employed by the largest independent marketing organization in the country and was responsible for helping advisers analyze client's unique situations and recommend personalized solutions.

    In 2017, Levi left the wholesale environment to join Miller Retirement Group and personally counsel individuals in the local community. He is licensed to sell life insurance in Kansas and Missouri. He has passed the Series 65 securities exam, making him an Investment Adviser Representative held to a fiduiciary standard, the highest level of care. Levi continues to keep up his vast understanding of the ever-changing financial industry and pass on his knowledge to clients residing in an around the Lawrence and Topeka communities.

    A native of Kansas and a graduate of Kansas University with a Bachelor’s in economics, Levi has lived in Lawrence since 2006. He is an avid KU basketball fan and enjoys the outdoors when not at the office, especially hiking, snowboarding and hunting.

    Katherine Cunningham | Marketing Coordinator

    Katherine helps execute Miller Retirement Group’s marketing efforts, such as seminars, events and keeping in contact with clients. She appreciates the ability to help clients prepare for a brighter future.

    Katherine earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Texas at Dallas. She also holds a license to sell insurance in the State of Texas.

    Originally from Dallas, Texas, Katherine currently lives in Topeka, Kansas. She enjoys painting, running, and reading.

    To schedule a time to discuss your financial future and the possible role of insurance or investments and your financial strategy, contact us at nate.miller@millerretirementgroup.com or call us at 844-401-4012 today!

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