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Delta Community Retirement & Investment Services

Julie R. Bates, AIF®, CFP®, ADPA®

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Managing Director

Specialties: Comprehensive Financial Planning, Investment Management, Risk Management, Sudden Wealth Management, Social Security Planning, Divorce Issues, Estate Planning Conversations, Women’s Finances, Government and Military, LGBT Individuals and Couples

Julie Bates is the Managing Director and driving force of Delta Community Retirement & Investment Services. Her strategic vision has grown and led the practice into the thriving invaluable resource that it is today, providing actional advice and guidance to Credit Union members and community partners. Julie believes in the importance of building a diverse team with different ideas, skills and experiences, and she is proud that her team is guided by one common philosophy—that every person has a story, and that story matters.

Julie carries with her an enthusiastic quest for continuing education and she is proud to lead a team of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals that share in this belief. She firmly believes that, as a team, we cannot properly educate and guide clients without first continuing to educate ourselves.

Likewise, Julie knows the importance in educating community members, especially women, to become engaged with their finances. She believes Credit Union members have a fundamental right to financial education. As a child, she grew up watching her family and neighbors struggle and rely on each other through financial hardships, and she has recognized that education empowers individuals with choices that allow them to experience well-lived lives.

Julie is an on-air financial contributor to Atlanta’s NBC affiliate, WXIA-TV 11, FOX 5 Atlanta, and Atlanta's Star 94.1. She is also a frequent guest speaker at prominent employers throughout the metro area. Julie serves as the Board Chair for Wellspring Living, a non-profit organization transforming the lives of those who have been victimized by or at risk for sexual exploitation.

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  • Financial Planning Certificate Program, Emory University
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Frostburg State University

Certifications | Licenses:

  • FINRA® SIE, Series 7, 24, 66 with LPL Financial
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary® marks
  • Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor

Locations Served:

  • Peachtree City (Wisdom Road)

*Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, CFP® (with plaque design), and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.

LPL Financial

Delta Community Retirement & Investment Services offers investment strategy, retirement advice and a range of financial services, combined with access to financial planning resources through our relationship with LPL Financial.

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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. Delta Community Credit Union and Delta Community Retirement & Investment Services are not registered as a broker/dealer or investment advisor. Registered representatives of LPL offer products and services using Delta Community Retirement & Investment Services, and may also be employees of Delta Community Credit Union. These products and services are being offered through LPL or its affiliates, which are separate entities from and not affiliates of Delta Community Credit Union or Delta Community Retirement & Investment Services. The Delta Community Retirement & Investment Services site is designed for U.S. residents only. The services offered within this site are offered exclusively through our U.S. registered representatives. LPL Financial Registered Representatives associated with this site are licensed in all 50 states. 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