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Q&A with John Kapuranis, MEMBERS Financial Services’ Newest Advisor

1/29/2024

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John Kapuranis joined MEMBERS Financial Services*, the team that provides robust financial and investment planning services to SLFCU members, in April 2023. His journey into the financial sector began in 2014 after graduating from the University of New Mexico. We asked John about why he enjoys working in the financial services field.

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Q: What interested you in the financial industry?

A: Interestingly, in my ECON 202 class at UNM, we watched the documentary “Inside Job,” which explained how the 2008 financial collapse happened. After watching that documentary and seeing how millions of people were affected with job and home losses, I became intrigued by the financial industry’s complexities and ethical considerations. I’ve always had an interest in the stock market and how money truly works in the world, which inspired me to pursue a career as a financial advisor to help people make informed and ethical decisions.

Q: What is your favorite part about being a Financial Advisor?

A: I enjoy helping people navigate through tough financial decisions, plan for their retirement savings, and make investing choices to pursue financial freedom. I also love to help others and be top of mind for them to reach out to me if they are seeking help. The biggest compliment of all is word-of-mouth referrals from others – it truly makes me happy to know I've helped someone to the best of my ability.

Q: What are a few great reasons why SLFCU members should check out MEMBERS Financial Services?

A: MEMBERS Financial Services is an excellent resource that SLFCU offers to its members and employee because we can offer valuable insights into financial planning and investing in the stock market that may not be readily available through other institutions. I encourage members to talk with an advisor to address any questions or concerns they may have about these sometimes complex or intimidating topics. Your first consultation with an advisor is always free and under no obligation to continue. We are here to offer insights and advice for any questions you may have.

Interested in meeting with an LPL Financial Advisor like John? Getting started is easy!

Set up a complimentary, no-obligation, no-judgment appointment at an SLFCU branch, via Webex®, or by phone. Your financial future is waiting! Learn more about MEMBERS Financial Services by clicking here.

  • Use our handy online appointment request form.
  • If your closest SLFCU branch is Juan Tabo: call 505.237.3930 for an appointment.
  • If your closest SLFCU branch is Animas Central, Animas East, Edgewood, Kirtland, Paseo, Tech Park, Rio Grande Crossing, Livermore, or Rio Rancho: call 505.237.7330 for an appointment.
  • If your closest SLFCU branch is Cottonwood, Jefferson, or Los Lunas: call 505.237.7630 for an appointment.

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*Securities and advisory services are offered through LPL Financial (LPL), a registered investment advisor and broker-dealer (member FINRA/SIPC). Insurance products are offered through LPL or its licensed affiliates. Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union and MEMBERS Financial Services are not registered as a broker-dealer or investment advisor. Registered representatives of LPL offer products and services using MEMBERS Financial Services, and may also be employees of Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union. These products and services are being offered through LPL or its affiliates, which are separate entities from, and not affiliates of, Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union or MEMBERS Financial Services. Securities and insurance offered through LPL or its affiliates are:

Not Insured by NCUA or Any Other Government Agency Not Credit Union Guaranteed Not Credit Union Deposits or Obligations May Lose Value

 

 

The LPL Financial Registered Representative(s) associated with this site may only discuss and/or transact securities business with residents of the following states: NM, CA.

SLFCU (“Financial Institution") provides referrals to financial professionals of LPL Financial LLC (“LPL") pursuant to an agreement that allows LPL to pay the Financial Institution for these referrals. This creates an incentive for the Financial Institution to make these referrals, resulting in a conflict of interest. The Financial Institution is not a current client of LPL for advisory services. Please visit https://www.lpl.com/disclosures/is-lpl-relationship-disclosure.html for more detailed information.

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