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Common Sense Retirement Planning's mission is to reduce financial fear in retirement. Our primary focus is retirement income strategies, and we aim to help provide retirees and pre-retirees with safety of assets, financial liquidity, favorable tax statuses, protection from nursing home expenses and probate.

We recognize the concern among seniors over outliving their retirement savings, and therefore, gain immense satisfaction from being able to create financial solutions for these wonderful people.

Rebecca Kincaid, CLU • Retirement Planner

Rebecca Kincaid is a good ol' Georgia girl who grew up on a sweet potato farm in south Georgia. She has lived in Greenville for almost five years since her husband, Pate, was transferred here as a salesman for John Deere. She left Atlanta kicking and screaming, but now is so happy God led her to Greenville. She has fallen in love with the people, the town and the family environment that is fostered here.

Rebecca began her career in the insurance industry more than 17 years ago as a writing agent. In 2004, she joined Old Mutual Financial Network as a Regional Coordinator, earning promotion to and serving as Life Regional Manager and Annuity Regional Manager. Rebecca has been helping clients with their life insurance cases since 2010. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from Valdosta State University in 2003. Rebecca is currently registered with the SEC, FINRA and the South Carolina Department of Insurance, where she holds P&C, life and health licenses. In 2010, earned the designation of Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) through The American College. Rebecca has vast experience in life insurance, long-term care and tax-free retirement strategies. One of her favorite things about the business is building relationships with clients and helping them have peace in retirement.

In addition to working with clients, Rebecca also works with Tarkenton Financial, founded by National Hall of Famer (1986) Fran Tarkenton. For the past seven years, she has managed more than 200 Tarkenton Financial professionals, helping them to build their financial practices.

When she isn’t working, she is wrestling with her son, Finley, or playing princess with her two daughters, Ava and Temple.

“I love the personal and professional relationships that I’m able to build with our clients. Closeness and cooperation contribute to greater success for everyone.”

Wesley Palmer • Registered Representative

Wesley Palmer is a local boy who was born in Greenville and raised in Taylors, South Carolina. He attended Greenville Technical College and then went on to get a National Certification to become a Fitness Trainer. After a successful stint working as a fitness trainer/coach helping people achieve physical goals, he decided to change course and pursue a career in retirement planning. Wes is licensed in the state of South Carolina for life and health insurance. He also holds FINRA Series 6 and 63 securities registration. He has been working with Phillip Allen, Inc. since January of 2015.

Wes and his wife, Erica, were married in the spring of 2017. They enjoy spending time with their two dogs, Bonnie and Durro, and they are also in the process of building a home in Travelers Rest. When Wes isn’t at work, he is usually out on the Swamp Rabbit Trail running/training for local races or out on his road-bike riding in the mountains.

Wes has a passion for building long-lasting relationships with clients, while helping them pursue their financial independence throughout retirement.

Katie Sanders • Registered Representative

Katie Sanders is a native of Greenville who began working with the Phillip Allen, Inc. team in 2016. An ardent Crimson Tide fan, Katie earned a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from The University of Alabama and worked in the marketing and consulting fields immediately after college.

Katie is an active volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas, Junior League of Greenville and Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. When she’s not in the office or out in the community, she enjoys traveling, running, reading and playing with her cat – Bear Bryant.

Laura Crawford • Registered Representative

Laura Crawford specializes in long-term care and life insurance strategies. She moved here from Texas in 1992 and is the proud mom of two boys. She joined Tony Dale Inc. in 2011. Laura has 25 years’ experience in telecommunications and management as well as banking and mortgage lending experience. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Southern Wesleyan University.

Front (Left to Right): Tony Dale, Phillip Allen.
Back (Left to Right): Laura Crawford, Iva McGrath, Melinda Sanders, Janine Gieck, Rebecca Kincaid, Sarah DelCueto, Katie Sanders, Wes Palmer.
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