Joe Federico – 40 Under 40

Age: 38
Kids: 3
Occupation: Financial Advisor with Edward Jones
My grand goal in life: Finding the perfect work-life balance, and living the most enriched life with my wife and kids.
When not working, I: I am an active dad, coaching my kids sports teams, attending their school functions, traveling with my wife and kids, and doing DIY projects.
What I like most about living in Ocala: I have always been drawn to the Grand Daddy Oaks and witnessing the early morning mist over the horse farms.
My biggest pet peeve: People who waste their talents.
One word that summarizes my philosophy of life: Purpose
My greatest strength is: My passion for helping people.
If you could have a superhuman power, it would be: To be able to speak and understand every language.
Community cause nearest my heart: Coaching kids sports, to help develop them into more well rounded individuals.
A guilty pleasure of mine: A good V8 muscle car.
People who know me say I am: Driven, eager to learn, and constantly pushing my own limits.
Personal achievement for which I am most proud: Next to my almost 10 years of Military Service, standing by my wife’s side watching our 3 kids grow and continue breaking through their own barriers.
Favorite part of my profession: Partnering with my clients to help them live rewarding and purposeful lives through creating memories, traveling, giving back and passing on their personal and financial legacy to the next generation.
If there is one thing I indulge too much in: Cheese!
Top three things on my bucket list: Seeing the Northern Lights, relaxing in a hammock in Bora Bora, and going on an African Safari.

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