7. Rick Kahler, @RickKahler 1,545 followers<br><br>
Kahler, president of Kahler Financial Group, is a life-long resident of Rapid City, S.D., and became the first fee-only certified financial planner in the state in 1983. He specializes in investment advising and financial planning services for business owners, professionals and retirees. Hes on the faculty at Golden Gate University, where he teaches the Facilitating Financial Health graduate course, and has written four books, including Wired For Wealth and The Financial Wisdom of Ebenezer Scrooge.
On Twitter, Kahler says, My main strategy is educating the public. I do occasionally make advisor-specific comments but my market is not advisors. Instead, his market is clients with anywhere from $500,000 to $50 million in assets, mostly business owners or professionals who have worked hard to accumulate what they have, he says.
I do get rather opinionated on social media, especially on Twitter, regarding politics as they relate to economics and personal finance. However, my target market is the top 3% and research says 85% of them are fiscally conservative. While not everyone reading the tweets will agree with the views, my opinions are usually resonating [with] the 85% of my target market, Kahler says.
This philosophy sets me apart from many of my peers who try to stay eco-politically neutral, he adds. There is no question I get new clients as a result of my blogs, posts and columns. I increased my numerical client count by about 25% last year.