Former paratrooper said to heck with Fayetteville AND Wall Street

In Biz, Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, N.C. on December 10, 2007 at 8:09 pm

“I could quit this job, go to New York and make $1 million easily,” says David Blain, a bronze-star who graduated from West Point, served on Fort Bragg and in Desert Storm, and later became a money guy. “That’s what most financial advisors want to do. But I wanted a family, to be different, and that’s why I’m here in New Bern.”

From doing more than 500 jumps from airplanes, he broke his neck. So he left the Army in 1999. That’s when he started his own financial advising company in Fayetteville.

“My wife asked me if we always had to live in Fayetteville,” he said. “She wanted to move around, so we settled on New Bern.”

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