VIPSEEN January/February 2018

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Wealth & Health: the tie that binds “Chances are you may consider your health and wealth as two separate and distinct aspects of your life,” Jeff says. “More and more people, however, are discovering the relationship between maintaining good health through the years and effectively planning and maintaining their financial affairs.” “My Dad encouraged me to find purpose and meaning in life,” Jeff says. “It’s about how to leave the world better today than it was yesterday. We want to make a difference, make some people’s lives better, healthier and wealthier. We want to give back to the community that has given so much to us.” Many people wait until a crisis forces them to focus on what needs to be done. This lack of planning prevents them from benefiting from simple and proven actions that can be taken now. Bingham says his clients are benefiting from simple and proven actions that their firm has developed and refined over the last 52 years. Actions, that if taken now, will enable them to determine the tradeoffs between current and future needs so they can reach their goals over time – without paying high transfer taxes or sacrificing quality of life.


eff Bingham has a passion for helping people develop the best wealth management strategy for their needs. It’s in his blood. And his expertise in the wealth management field is fueled by a second driving force in Bingham’s life: his interest and experience in health and wellness. Ask Jeff about managing your wealth and he’ll quickly work health and wellness into the conversation. What he describes as a natural link between the two aspects of life is often overlooked, or not considered soon enough, according to Bingham, president of B&H Wealth Strategies and author of “Living and Aging Well – Your Game Plan for Lifelong Health & Wealth Planning.” Helping people manage their wealth runs in Bingham’s family. His father Bob Bingham was a founding partner of the business, which Jeff joined in 1989 and now solely owns. By marriage, helping people with health and wellness issues also runs in the family today. Jeff’s wife of more than 25 years, Jennifer Berry Bingham, operates her family’s longtime business, Berry’s Pharmacy. Jennifer recently oversaw the relocation of Berry’s to 460 W. Center St., in downtown Kingsport. With their involvement in two family businesses that each date back half a century, Jeff and Jennifer both feel a strong connection to their longtime clients and relish the opportunity to continue serving the Kingsport community in the footsteps of their fathers.

Effective financial planning incorporates a holistic approach—starting with a deep understanding of your values, developing a comprehensive plan around your goals, and implementing solutions in a timely, cost effective manner. When it comes to being healthier himself and developing professional relationships, Bingham has done that with his friend, Dr. Tom Rogers, founder of Performance Medicine, which recently relocated to 1325 E. Center St., about a block away from B&H Wealth Strategies. With over 30 years of experience, Rogers is board certified as a family doctor, with additional certifications in sports medicine and anti-aging medicines. Some of the important factors Dr. Rogers talks to his patients about are nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress reduction, and hormone evaluation for both men and women. The Bingham and Rogers families have a long history of friendship. Now Jeff and Tom are working within walking distance and both trying to help people have better lives. Both Bingham and Rogers stated that people’s two biggest fears are, “running out of money and losing their health.” “He helps them with their wealth, and I help them with their health,” says Rogers,



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