George Cumbest is a senior partner and co-owner of Coastal Wealth Management Group in Ocean Springs, MS where he is partners with like-minded financial advisors to serve people in overcoming the apprehension associated with financial advice, decisions, and wealth management.
Cumbest grew up in the small sawmill town of Wade, Mississippi. Following high school, he attended the University of Southern Mississippi, where he graduated with high honors and started his beloved career as a counselor. Although relatively young at the time, Cumbest was passionate about helping people and able to wisely assist families in navigating through domestic complications seamlessly, but this was not without trials in his own home. Cumbest, a new graduate, husband, and father, quickly learned the financial strain life could play on an adult and foresee through his clients as a counselor, the tailspin it led to if left without intervention. However, fervent in helping people, Cumbest found ways to manage and grow the small income he was receiving to maintain the career path he loved. Not knowing it at the time, this difficult period would eventually lead Cumbest to his true purpose in life. At age 27, Cumbest, a now experienced counselor found disciplined ways to productively manage the salary he received and decided that the experience gained in simply struggling to thrive financially for his family could greatly assist others in the world.
In 1998, Cumbest took a leap of faith and started a new career path as a financial advisor. For Cumbest, it was the best of both worlds; he could merge the knowledge he learned from counseling with his financial advisory expertise. Cumbest states, “When I was young, I needed a financial advisor to help me develop a sound financial plan. A sound financial advisor can open doors for clients that are otherwise left unattended until an advisor with true concern for client well-being comes along to help. Although my primary customers are business owners and people approaching retirement from local industries, I still enjoy working with young families as they are starting out”. True to his original passion, George provides his clients with a broad spectrum of services, to ensure their best interest is diligently served.
He holds the following various securities registrations:
Series 7 General Securities Representative
Series 24 General Securities Principal
Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent
Series 65 Uniform Investment Adviser