Captain is a branch of Abide Ministries offering free, unbiased, and helpful financial advice and education for the glory of God and the furthering of His Kingdom.
There are some significant issues in the American financial planning industry. Many of the people who need help can’t afford it and others who can afford it often get taken advantage of through excessive investment advisory fees, investment commissions, loads on mutual funds, and excessive fund expenses just to name a few. Correcting these issues takes someone bold enough to offer something unprecedented and with as little bias as possible: free financial planning and education.
To further this effort, Blake Pokley launched Captain, a different kind of financial services provider that works to offer just that: free financial planning and education. As the name Captain describes, Blake’s desire is that every person, no matter their background, would have the opportunity to chart a successful financial course. Blake has been helping individuals and families with financial planning and education for free on his own time for years. Through Captain, he plans to make financial planning and education accessible, easy to understand, and in the recipients’ best interest at all times.
Blake studied Finance and Accounting at Oakland University on a Presidential Scholarship and has worked in the financial planning industry since 2015, becoming a CFP® professional in 2019. His trust in Christ gives him the courage to share his knowledge and expertise while only relying on God’s provision as his primary income.
For a more detailed look at Blake’s professional background, visit his LinkedIn page.
Donate to Captain
In order to help unlock the potential of oppressed women and children around the world, we invite you to make a one-time or recurring donation which will be designated toward the work of our branch Captain. All gifts given are tax deductible. Abide Ministries partners with Donorbox to enable donors to make one time and recurring donations, while allowing them to manage their own giving in a safe, secure, and reliable environment.
Online gifts can be made using the form on this page, or at https://donorbox.org/captain. You can make one-time or recurring gifts using credit cards, debit cards, or bank transfers. All transactions are processed through Donorbox (a Stripe partner) for the highest level of security and convenience. Once you make a gift, you can manage your gift at www.donorbox.org.
Check gifts can be made out to: Abide Ministries and sent to PO Box 101, Clawson, MI 48017.
Please add “Captain” to the memo line of all check gifts. For any questions regarding giving, please email [email protected]
STOCK / MUTUAL FUND GIFTS
Most U.S. brokerage firms can quickly and easily transfer your gift of stock or mutual funds to Captain electronically. Click here for details to give to your broker.
IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER
If you are age 70 1⁄2 or older, you can make gifts from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) directly to Captain without paying income tax on the withdrawal. Click here for instructions on how to make an IRA Charitable Rollover.