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Our Team

Atlanta Planning Group is a full-service financial group committed to helping people pursue their financial goals. We offer a wide range of financial products and services to individuals and business owners. We believe you will be better able to identify your goals and make sound decisions to help reach them by our providing sound financial information.

Please call me if you have any questions about my group or the range of financial products and services I provide. My group has a relationship with a variety of financial services companies, which enables us to help build comprehensive solutions to your challenges.

At our firm, we believe our teamwork approach adds a broader perspective to all we do and provides increased benefits to our clients.

We can help you address:

  • Investing principles and strategies
  • Retirement investing and distribution strategies
  • Estate conservation issues
  • Risk management analysis

We also can answer your questions, including:

Can I retire early?

  • Are my investments working hard enough?
  • What’s a good approach for college savings?
  • What are the elements of a sound estate strategy?
  • Do I have enough life insurance for my family?

Our experienced professionals have helped many people just like you with similar issues and concerns. We can help you create an approach that is designed to address your individual situation

Grace Hayden

Financial Advisor

(404) 816-1153 x320

(404) 814-1703

Grace Hayden is the most recent addition to Atlanta Planning Group, a selective group of 9 advisors who value their commitment to their clients. Maintaining the integrity and excellence of Atlanta Planning Group is Grace's goal through her dedication to building comprehensive wealth management strategies to suit each of her clients' financial paths. By establishing and maintaining good relationships with her clients, Grace is able to set up her clients' accounts based on their needs, goals, and objectives.

In addition to being a familiar face around Atlanta Planning Group, thanks to her experience working with us throughout college, after obtaining two bachelor's degrees in Economics from the University of Venice - Ca' Foscari and Georgia State University, Grace went on to work for some of the most well-known names in the financial industry including Jackson National and Invesco, a global asset manager headquartered in Atlanta. In Grace's spare time she enjoys hiking, rock climbing, traveling and exploring Atlanta's culinary scene.

Steve V. Hayden, CWS®

Financial Advisor

(404) 816-1153 x320

(404) 814-1703

  • A small business owner since 1982
  • A financial professional since 2002
  • Serving the Atlanta area and across the U.S.
  • Currently holding Series 7, 63, 65 registrations and various insurance designations.

I am dedicated to developing lasting relationships with all my clients. I believe in helping you assess your financial goals and participate in the management of your finances.

One of the benefits of working with me is our ability to provide clear, easily understood explanations of financial techniques and services. The personalized program that I can provide is a roadmap to working toward a more secure financial future.

I'm looking forward to using my skill set to help you pursue your financial goals.

Julius D. (Buddy) Hicks, Jr.

Financial Advisor

(404) 816-1153 x306

(404) 811-1703

Buddy has been helping his clients protect and grow their assets since 1985. He values the relationships he has with his clients and believes each individual is unique. He invests the time to clearly understand each client’s risk tolerance, goals and the time frames for meeting them.

Buddy uses his broad knowledge of financial instruments to find the appropriate strategy to help meet his clients’ objectives. He listens to and engages clients in discussions to understand their needs, and uses clear reality-based examples to explain complex financial concepts.

Client Centered

Client Centered

Whether you are investing to build wealth, protect your family, or preserve your assets, our personalized service focuses your needs, wants, and long-term goals.

Our team of professionals have years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you.