Ben is the president and CEO of Taatjes Financial Group. After graduating from Dordt College, Ben began his career working with a large CPA firm as a tax planner and financial advisor. Leveraging a strong background in tax and accounting, and having a passion to help others achieve financial freedom, he founded Taatjes Financial Group in 2006.
Ben earned the Certified Kingdom Advisor designation granted by Kingdom Advisors in Atlanta, GA. The Certified Kingdom Advisor designation recognizes individuals who have demonstrated their technical competence as a financial professional, provided evidence of their personal integrity and have committed to providing financial guidance influenced by their biblical worldview. Certified Kingdom Advisor designees also must agree to meet ongoing continuing education requirements and to uphold the Kingdom Advisors’ Code of Ethics, Core Beliefs and personal requirements.
"There are literally thousands of designations in the financial services industry. The CKA® designation is uniquely different in how it shapes the foundation of our client relationships. Furthermore, the CKA® designation showed me there is a clear difference between a Christian that is a financial advisor and a Christian financial advisors", says Taatjes.
Ben released his first book, "Repurposed: The Untold Story of Retirement in America" in 2017. This book represents the heart of Taatjes Financial Group - to be much more than just retirement planners; but rather coaches to help bridge the gap between our client's working years and a healthy, fulfilling and impactful retirement.
Taatjes is a member and past treasurer for Unity Christian Reformed Church in Prinsburg and past board member and treasurer for Central Minnesota Christian School.
Ben resides in Prinsburg with his wife, Megan and their two daughters, Lauren and Addilyn.
He holds a Series 7 (General Securities Representative) and 66 (NASAA-Uniform Combined State Law Exam) as well as insurance designations. Taatjes is also the only endorsed local provider (ELP) for long-term care insurance by Dave Ramsey in the Willmar area.
Investment services are offered by Ben Taatjes through his affiliation with Avantax Investment ServicesSM.