Wealth Manager & Principal....

John R. Salter

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CFP®, Ph.D.

John R. Salter

John Salter is a partner and wealth manager at Evensky & Katz/ Foldes Financial in the Lubbock, Texas, office where he works with individuals, families, and institutions to meet their financial goals and serves as the chair of the firm’s planning committee. 


Mr. Salter is also an associate professor in the personal financial planning program at Texas Tech University. Joining the faculty in 2005, he has taught classes in retirement planning, wealth management, and financial planning capstone, among many other subjects.


Mr. Salter’s research has been referenced and he has been interviewed for articles in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Kiplinger’s Retirement Report, Bloomberg, MarketWatch, and many others. His research has been published in the Journal of Financial Planning. Mr. Salter has frequently presented at meetings of the Financial Planning Association, the Retirement Income Industry Association, the Retirement Income Symposium, and the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association.


Mr. Salter is a member of the Financial Planning Association and is a past president of the West Texas chapter. Mr. Salter is also a member of the Rotary Club of Lubbock, where he previously served on the club’s board of directors. He currently serves on the board of Ballet Lubbock and the Junior League of Lubbock Foundation, LLC.


Mr. Salter is a Certified Financial Planner™ Practitioner and holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst designation. He earned both Ph.D. and Master of Science degrees in personal financial planning from Texas Tech University, as well as an MBA and Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering. In 2014, he was honored as one of the inaugural “Top 40 under 40” in the Financial Advice industry by Investment News and was honored as a Distinguished Alumni from the Department of Personal Financial Planning at Texas Tech University in 2018.

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