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Matt Jandera

As Managing Director I help individuals and families better understand their personal finances and guide them in developing a retirement income plan to reach their dreams. My hope is for clients to see me as their go-to resource for all things retirement income planning-related. I want to ensure the people and families I support that I am going to do everything possible to protect and help grow their wealth. Active community involvement is a core value for both me and my family, and we proudly serve on multiple boards in our town. I am humbled to have received recognition from Kansas' Future Business Leaders of America and to have been nominated for Businessperson of the Year.

I attended Colorado State University where I studied economics. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work on several different sides of the financial industry. From real estate investments to private equity opportunities, I’ve helped my clients achieve their personal objectives. There has been one constant for me throughout the course of my career: always doing what is right for each person. For me, integrity and honesty come first. Everyone is different, with different needs and goals. Giving each individual or family confidence and helping them protect what means most to them is why I do what I do.

My wife Amy and our two daughters, Avery and Sawyer, made the move from Colorado to Kansas in 2019 when Andy and I decided to bring our vision of opening a Guardian office here to life. My father grew up in Hanover and we spent many summers and holidays here making memories with our family and friends. We love the values and kindness of the communities we’re surrounded by, and opening our office here has given us the ability to help people by being a local financial resource for them. It’s a place that people can trust to not only have their best interests at heart but also empower and lift up our community as a whole. Here, we all live our daily lives around each other and we see each other at things like community events, ball games, school happenings, and grocery shopping – And having a Guardian here is like having a friend to watch over everyone’s financial well-being for them.

Getting to know Matt

Favorite quote

“The difference we make in other people’s lives is eternal.”

What is your favorite tradition

Holidays. At our house, we celebrate every holiday, even the small ones like Valentine's Day, St. Patties, May Day - all of them. It might not be a big celebration, but it’s nice to have a good reason to do something special and fun with the family. In a busy world, it’s just one way to forget about life’s stresses now and then, and a day or so a month like this is always looked forward to.

Hidden talent

That I’m still just a kid. I don’t know if it’s a talent, but something that no one sees is how much I act like a kid when it’s just me with my girls. I’m just as much into building snow forts and sandcastles as they are.

What is your favorite thing about your career

I love watching someone smile when they see what we’ve created for them with their money – taking care of them and their family.

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