Scott Hinkle

Scott Hinkle

Scott Hinkle is a Shareholder of Grant, Hinkle & Jacobs, Inc., located in Solana Beach, California. Mr. Hinkle has over fifteen years of experience in the financial services arena. He specializes in the development and implementation of advanced business succession and estate planning strategies for business owners and high net worth individuals.

Mr. Hinkle has the unique ability to communicate complex financial strategies in a simple and easy-to-understand manner. He is a frequently requested speaker and a provider of continuing education to accountants, attorneys and financial advisors.

Mr. Hinkle is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara. He earned his Juris Doctor (JD) from Concord Law School, and in 1998, Mr. Hinkle earned his Certified Financial Planner designation.

Mr. Hinkle is a member of the California State Bar. He has been voted one of “America’s Top Financial Planners” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego and the University of San Diego’s Estate Planning Council. Mr. Hinkle resides in Encinitas, California with his wife, Kelly, daughters Ella and Kate, and son, Sam.

Recent Articles by Scott Hinkle

Succession, Exit Plans for Owners (Part 2)

As discussed in Part 1 of this series, business succession and exit planning for an owner of a successful business is crucial yet challenging. A comprehensive plan considers the central role that the business plays in an owner’s overall financial, retirement and estate plan. This presents opportunities for the business owner and advisers to address: […]

Designing And Funding Succession And Exit Plans For Successful Business Owners, Part 1

Introduction Succession and exit planning for owners of successful businesses is crucial yet challenging. A business owner is typically focused on the bottom line and tied up in the operations of the company. Less immediate issues like ensuring that the business will thrive when he/she is not around, securing a comfortable retirement, providing for the […]

Life Insurance 101: America’s Most Underused Risk Management Tool

Almost four out of five U.S. households own some form of life insurance, meaning that to some degree, there is national consensus regarding the importance and usefulness of life insurance. However, the average household only owns enough coverage to replace 3.6 years of income, creating a significant gap between the amount of coverage families have […]

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