About us

It’s a new era for planning your retirement

At Become the Banker, we believe clarity is our mission and certainty is our solution by only using SAFE money strategies. We’re a holistic family- owned financial planning firm with over 70 years of combined successful experience that will help you create and protect wealth without risk. We’re also a Financial School (Larry Larsen’s Eagle Educational Systems, LLC.) registered with the Division of Insurance in over 12 different states. We provide Continuing Education and Pre-licensing education credits for financial professionals such as CFP’s, CPA’s, Financial Advisors, and Insurance Representatives to insure that their professional licenses remain active.

Joseph Quijano, CFP, CDFA

Founder

Mr. Quijano is a Certified Financial Planner, a national financial educator and a published author.
Mr. Quijano has a strong passion for protecting his client's money against loses. With over 40 years of successful experience he has helped thousands of individuals achieve financial security. And, he can do the same for you.

Jordan J. Quijano

Financial Advisor

For the past 5 years, I’ve been helping build and preserve my client’s wealth with the core belief of using only safe money strategies. With the economic storm that we’re facing today, I can say with confidence that my clients are protected from the uncertainty of the stock market, inflation and taxes now and in the future. Allow me to help shelter you from this economic storm.

Randy Duston

Financial Advisor

Born and raised in Colorado. My wife, Julie, and I currently reside in Castle Rock, CO. I attended Western State College in Gunnison, CO where I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree. I have held many positions over the years from teaching music to selling band instruments, selling appliances and electronics and I have also sold men’s apparel. I decided to go back to school to earn my Masters of Business Administration. The reason to go back was prompted by wanting to learn more about finance and insurance. During my studies, Become Your Own Banker, by Nelson Nash, became a topic during one of the courses. This discussion caused me to buy many books on the subject. I saw an advertisement on a local TV program that talked about Become the Banker. After seeing the program for several months, my wife and I attended our 1st seminar about Become the Banker. After starting our own banks, we decided that this was where I need to put my efforts to help other people enjoy the benefits of the Become the Banker program.

Carlos Webster

Financial Advisor

After 15 years in the credit and mortgage industry, I wanted to do something that would help people be more financially stable, and withstand, or totally avoid the financial loss many have experienced even after doing what they thought was the right thing to do according to so called conventional wisdom. I believe in financial clarity, educating and simplifying the information so that you can see where your money is going and stop loosing it. Become the Banker has helped many people keep their money even after they think they have spent it. I enjoy explaining how you can build wealth, be financially free, and open up your world of possibilities with Become the Banker. It's time to take control of your financial destiny.

Susan D. Fay, Ph.D.

Financial Advisor

In December 2016, I was excited to become a member of the team at Become the Banker and Smart Money Moves Financial Institute. For more than 25 years, I have studied and taught the principles and techniques that successful and resilient people use to achieve their peak potential. The mental skills that I teach have helped people reach their goals and improve their overall happiness and well-being. My passion is to show people that they can learn to tap into the incredible power of their own mind -- and put it to work for them -- they can take charge of their life and their future. 

Juan Jose Romana

Financial Advisor

Larry Sowter

Financial Advisor

Kelly Synstelien

Financial Advisor

Success

Stories
  • "Excellent two days. Extensive knowledge obtained for funding of college education and wealth building."
    "Excellent two days. Extensive knowledge obtained for funding of college education and wealth building."
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    A. Kreps

  • "Good Job. The Infinite Banking Concept was special. I wish I had that info. years ago"
    "Good Job. The Infinite Banking Concept was special. I wish I had that info. years ago"
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    M. Abeel

  • "Very good material and the instructor was awesome."
    "Very good material and the instructor was awesome."
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    M. Kauffman

  • I graduated from the Chicago University with an MBA; because of this I¹ve had the opportunity to sit under the best of teachers. I say without reservations you are one of the best teachers under which...
    I graduated from the Chicago University with an MBA; because of this I¹ve had the opportunity to sit under the best of teachers. I say without reservations you are one of the best teachers under which I ever sat.
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    John Heckman

  • "I was so impressed with Joe's integrity, passion, and knowledge of his subjects. Very few people in this line of business have his passion"
    "I was so impressed with Joe's integrity, passion, and knowledge of his subjects. Very few people in this line of business have his passion"
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    M. Eastwood

  • Learned a lot and had a great time.
    Learned a lot and had a great time.
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    N. Becco

  • "THANK YOU SO MUCH JOE !!! FOR TAKING THE TIME TO EDUCATE US !!! WE ENJOY OUR TIME WITH YOU "
    "THANK YOU SO MUCH JOE !!! FOR TAKING THE TIME TO EDUCATE US !!! WE ENJOY OUR TIME WITH YOU "
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Robert and Elaine

  • Thank you for a very worthwhile experience, well worth the 8 hour round trip travel time from Steamboat Springs, Co!
    Thank you for a very worthwhile experience, well worth the 8 hour round trip travel time from Steamboat Springs, Co!
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    A. Karvay

  • "Becoming Your Own Banker is tremendous. Too bad this wasn't being taught years ago."
    "Becoming Your Own Banker is tremendous. Too bad this wasn't being taught years ago."
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    H. Van Hees

  • Joe is Great!!
    Joe is Great!!
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    C. Polk

  • I really enjoyed Joe's enthusiasm for the topics and his passion for teaching. He really made the class enjoyable and packed full of information.
    I really enjoyed Joe's enthusiasm for the topics and his passion for teaching. He really made the class enjoyable and packed full of information.
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    S. Krug

  • I felt that the way the course was presented made it very interesting and I learned so much from Mr. Quijano.
    I felt that the way the course was presented made it very interesting and I learned so much from Mr. Quijano.
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    B. Greenwood

  • Thank you for helping me to understand and prepare for our financial futures. It was a great seminar and we look forward to our individual meeting with you!
    Thank you for helping me to understand and prepare for our financial futures. It was a great seminar and we look forward to our individual meeting with you!
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    A.G Loveland

  • Good Morning Joseph, I thought you may want to know that we paid off our Durango lot yesterday! Thank you. The interest was $16 per day! Thanks again.
    Good Morning Joseph, I thought you may want to know that we paid off our Durango lot yesterday! Thank you. The interest was $16 per day! Thanks again.
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Anne Denver

  • Dear Joe, I want to thank you very much for helping me get set-up on such a wonderful plan. I'm very excited about it. We look forward to working with you and Jordan now and in the future!
    Many Thanks
    Dear Joe, I want to thank you very much for helping me get set-up on such a wonderful plan. I'm very excited about it. We look forward to working with you and Jordan now and in the future!
    Many Thanks
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Beth D.