Hill Financial Strategies

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Business Name: Hill Financial Strategies

Contact Name: Shawn & Colin Hill

Business Address:
6914 Miami Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Website: https://www.hillfinancialstrategies.com

Business Phone: 513-271-1991

Hill Financial Strategies is a financial planning firm focused on building relationships with clients for life.  Located in the heart of Madeira, with clients spread out across the country, we take pride in our comprehensive planning approach. 

We collaborate with clients by reviewing their current financial information and understanding their objectives, uncovering opportunities, and creating a plan custom-tailored to their needs. We then implement and monitor the plan making necessary adjustments along the way to ensure success.

What first inspired you to get into your line of work? And what motivates you to do the work you do still today?

Hill Financial Strategies is a family business.  My father, Shawn, started the business in 1991 seven months before I was born, so you can say I grew up around the business and I always had an interest in it. 

I enjoy client relationships and providing a valuable and important service.  We give families peace of mind as they work toward financial stability and seek to secure what they have worked hard to build.  Investment management is part of what we do, but it’s the unique planning strategies we bring to the table that help each client/family maximize their resources.  Leveraging these advanced planning concepts sets us apart from other advisors.

How did you come to faith in Christ?

My faith has grown more in the last 10 years than in any other period of my life.  I have always believed that God exists, but had not really invested in what that means, and more specifically what it means for me, until recent years. 

My brother participated in Youth Ministry at our church, Horizon Community Church, from junior high school through graduation.  I was “too busy” to participate in such things at the time.  As he grew in his faith, I saw what an incredible impact it had on him and our family.  I was curious, so we began to attend services at Horizon as a family regularly.  My curiosity skyrocketed when my wife, Alex, and I began dating.  Faith has always been very important to her, and she encouraged me to dig deeper into mine. 

In short time I have come to full belief and an awesome walk with Christ.  I got baptized in the presence of friends and family, including the men of my Bible study.  Alex and I are blessed to be parents of two, a boy and a girl, and we are excited to raise them to know Jesus.

How does your faith impact the way you do business?

Our business is rooted in relationships.  We help our clients navigate some of the most important life decisions they will ever make. Our fiduciary responsibility to always act in our clients’ best interest is at the core of everything we do, and we are humbled by the trust placed in us and the opportunity to serve them and their families. 

Financial planning is a marathon, not a sprint.  Our work often spans several generations, and there are many factors at play.  I believe that faith in God directly aligns with our fiduciary responsibilities to our clients.  The ways in which God calls us to live and relate to those in our community are congruent to the moral standards we are held to as advisors.  The relationships we develop are fruitful not only for the families we serve but the broader communities in which they live.

What ministry/cause do you champion and why?

My favorite aspect of our work is helping clients create a legacy both for family and community.  We are blessed to work with individuals and families who are vested in their communities and are incredibly philanthropic.  We help them integrate solutions to ensure their favorite causes and ministries continue to receive gifts beyond their lifetimes. When done properly, not only does this type of planning ensure the gifts to charity continue in perpetuity, but it also imbues the value of giving in future generations by engaging them in the process.

We practice what we preach.  We support several causes/ministries both “hands-on” and through financial giving.  Some of these organizations include Horizon Community Church, Back2Back Ministries, the Karen Wellington Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association, Aruna Project, Folds of Honor, and Tunnel to Towers. 

A full list of charitable organizations we support can be found on our website.

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