Kent Thune’s writing has been seen by millions of people all over the web and has been featured on award-winning and highly-acclaimed websites and blogs, such as Get Rich Slowly and The Big Picture.  Kent’s writing has also been recognized by The Wall Street Journal’s Financial Adviser blog.

Recently Kent was chosen among 98 writers to be one of 6 finalists in the annual MarketWatch World’s Next Great Investing Columnist competition.  MarketWatch is part of the Wall Street Journal online network.

Kent also contributes his financial knowledge as mutual funds Guide for

Please see the Writing Samples page for published articles.

Writing Background

The impetus of Kent’s writing was the creation of his blog, The Financial Philosopher, in 2006, to drive traffic to his investment advisory firm’s website.  It didn’t take long for Kent to discover his passion and skills for writing and to build valuable experience in Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

After years of experience writing on his own blog, Kent has shared his talents with a variety of several other blogs, including the award-winning Get Rich Slowly and the widely-read The Big Picture, and popular personal development blogs, such as GoodLife Zen and The Change Blog.  Kent is also a staff writer at writing on the topic of Mutual Funds.

Please see the Writing Samples page for a range of Kent’s published articles.

Financial Services Background

Kent Thune is a Certified Financial Planner (R) and the owner of Atlantic Capital Investments (ACI), an independent, fee-only, registered investment advisory firm.  Founded in 2006 and located in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina area,  ACI specializes in investment management and retirement planning.

Prior to founding ACI, Kent was Senior Investment Advisor for six years at a regional pension consulting firm in South Carolina, where he was the primary fiduciary and advisor on more than $350 million in retirement assets.

Rounding out his 15 years of financial services experience, Kent has served clients in brokerage, banking, and mortgage lending.

Kent also has served as an Adjunct Professor at Charleston-area colleges, teaching Accounting and Retirement Planning, as well as online courses, such as Personal Finance, at The University of Phoenix.

Certification & Education

Certified Financial Planner (R), Board of Certified Financial Planners, 2008 to current.

Masters in Business Administration, The Citadel, 2009.

BS in Recording Industry Management / Business Administration, Middle Tennessee State University, 1991.

About Kent Thune