No place like home

No place like homePictured, Dave Jackson works at the front desk of Ameriprise in downtown Troy.
No place like home

Dave and Sandy Jackson are pictured next to their business sign.

“Once you leave your hometown you don’t think you will ever come back,” said Ameriprise Financial Advisor Dave Jackson.

Jackson grew up in Troy and as an adult made the move to Illinois in 1981. He was employed by Archer Daniels Midland Company. While there a co-worker introduced him to Sandy, who would later become his wife. They were married in 1985 and a few years later moved to Florida. 

Living in Florida was enjoyable for both of them, especially when their daughter Hannah was born in 1994. There was no chance of them moving again any time soon. 

“An unexpected conversation with a friend’s relative who worked for IDS explained the career in financial advising,” Jackson said. “I felt it was a career that I would enjoy.”

Jackson started working for IDS, which later became Ameriprise, in Clearwater, Fla. in 1994. About the same time, his dad told him Howard Smith worked for the same company in Troy. 

After meeting with Smith, who was nearing retirement, Jackson decided it was time to move home to Troy and take up his career there.   

Jackson opened an office in Troy in 2002. As a financial advisor Jackson prudently stands watch over families’ financial issues including investment advice, estate planning and retirement planning. 

“Sandy handles all the technical and support responsibilities of the practice, which has increased dramatically in the last few years,” explained Jackson. “Her technical skills are invaluable.”

The Jackson’s feel there are benefits to raising children in rural areas. Back in Dave Jackson’s hometown they have been able to watch their family grow. 

There truly is no place like home. 

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. is located at 815 Canton St. in Troy. To learn more, visit their website at or call (570) 297-2612.

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