Martin Dodge

FICF, LUTCF

Martin Dodge

FICF, LUTCF

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At work

At work

At work

Why I do what I do

Why I do what I do

I am so blessed to be able to make a living by helping others and their communities. Each day, I sit down and help people overcome financial concerns and obstacles. I also get to help my community with our fraternal programs and activities. It’s very rewarding to be able to do what I do.

I serve members in…

southwest Michigan.

I can help you plan for life using a variety of tools, including…

life insurance, annuities, mutual funds and variable annuities.

I enjoy working with…

families, those approaching retirement and small-business owners.

I attended…

Western Michigan University.

I am very proud of…

earning the NAIFA Silver Quality Service Award.

Before Modern Woodmen, I…

served as the vice president of the Kalamazoo Regional Chamber of Commerce -- was employed there for 21 years.

I chose Modern Woodmen because…

I believe in the organization -- not only for how it supports members to them reach their financial goals, but also for the way it supports my community and allows me to give back.

The best part of my career is…

helping families and small businesses protect their financial futures and working collaboratively with my clients to make a positive impact in our community through fraternal activities and giving.

A favorite moment in my career was when…

I delivered a death claim to a client who had just lost his wife to a long bout of a serious illness. He was invested in helping her as much as he could toward the end, and after making all of the final arrangements and working through his grief, he was informed that he had been laid off due to his absence from work. Her life insurance benefit was large enough to take care of her final expenses as well as provide him time to search for a new job.

Also…

A family that had believed in obtaining permanent life insurance on all family members early in life needed to come up with a down payment to move into a new home to accommodate the growing family. The loans available to them through their life insurance certificate allowed them to complete the home sale, and within nine months, they were able to pay off the loans. It was money right when they needed it.

“I am so blessed to be able to make a living by helping others as well as their communities. Each day, I sit down and help people overcome financial concerns and obstacles. I also get to help my community with our fraternal programs and activities. It’s very rewarding to be able to do what I do.”
At home

At home

At home

My life outside of work

My family includes…

my beautiful wife, Gina, a nurse who not only cares for her family, but has compassion for all she meets; and my bright, lovely daughter, Alex, who is so full of life and energy she keeps both of us young at heart.

In my free time, you can find me…

at my daughter's Tae Kwon Do classes and tournaments, at family-friendly events such as local theatre shows and festivals, or, when I can sneak it in, on the golf course with a few long-time buddies.

I’m passionate about…

being a great dad, my family and friends, and giving my all to my clients. I am an avid supporter of Western Michigan University athletics and I am a long-suffering Detroit Lions fan.

My greatest blessing is…

my family, my health and my friends.

My personal motto is…

All that you send into the lives others comes back into your own.

My hidden talent is…

trivia. According to my wife, I have more useless knowledge than anyone she knows (she says lovingly).

Community impact

In the community

In the community

My local community impact

I have lived in my community…

for 38 years.

What I like best about my community is…

it is a great place to raise a family and has so much to do. Many of the things available here are often only found in large metro areas -- museums for art, classic cars and aviation; a world-class symphony; Broadway-touring shows, college athletics; a wide variety of restaurants of all cuisines, and access within 30 minutes to the largest fresh-water lakes in the world.

I’m a member of…

the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce. I am a trustee at LifeSpring Church, and I'm the finance chair for the Pathfinder District of the Southern Shores Council for the Boy Scouts of America.

My favorite volunteer activities are…

anything that helps kids learn how to be successful, honest, hard-working adults

It’s very important to me to support my community. My favorite Modern Woodmen programs are:

Matching Fund projects to raise money for those in need.

My favorite memory from a fraternal event is…

when more than $12,000 was raised to buy books for local adult readers in the Kalamazoo Literacy Council, so that those individuals could encourage their children to become better readers. Through our Modern Woodmen chapter, we arranged for the $2,500 Modern Woodmen match as part of that fundraising effort.

Current insights

Current insights

What about you? Do you have enough life insurance? Would your family be well taken care of if they lost you tomorrow? As always, I'm here to help you review your financial needs. Let's talk. https://calendly.com/martindodgemwa #modernwoodmen #financialplanning

Recent grad? Welcome to "Adulting101"! Now that you've got a diploma in hand, it's time to tackle your finances like a pro. Whether it's budgeting, saving for your first big purchase, or planning for retirement, I've got your back. Schedule an in-person or virtual meeting with me today. https://calendly.com/martindodgemwa #reps.modernwoodmen.org/mdodge/ #modernwoodmen

Looking for fun and safe activities for your kids this summer? Consider coming to a Modern Woodmen chapter or youth service club event. Your kids can help make an impact in our community! Contact me to find out how to get involved. https://calendly.com/martindodgemwa #reps.modernwoodmen.org/mdodge/ #fraternal #makeanimpact

Are your financial plans still working for you? From growing families to new mortgages to job changes, life events and the passage of time impact our financial needs and goals. The mid-year point is the perfect time for a mid-year review. Give me a call – I'm here to help.

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We can help you review your needs and plan for your financial future throughout life. (Learn more about Modern Woodmen's Planning for Life system and products.) Because Modern Woodmen is a fraternal financial services organization, we can also explore the benefits of being a member.

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