“Fitting together the pieces of each client’s financial puzzle in pursuit of their goals is what makes my job so rewarding. Whether planning for retirement, growing a business, purchasing a vacation home or educating children, every aspect has its challenges and rewards.”
A graduate of the University of Georgia, Joy began her career with Prudential in 1979. She and her father, C. Robert Jones, Jr. founded Watkins Financial Group, LLC in 1986 and in August 2017 merged with Anchor. Working with the professional team at Anchor has created synergy and opportunities to serve her clients’ investment, retirement and financial planning needs with greater expertise.
Joy is a Certified Financial Planner ™ professional, member of the Financial Planning Association, and a life and qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table. She is past president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Columbia, SC chapter, past board member of Palmetto Baptist Hospice and is active in her church, Trenholm Road United Methodist Church. Active in her community, Joy was named Rotarian of the Year in 2016 and 2018 by the Rotary Club of Blythewood.
A life -long resident of Columbia, Joy is married to Bill Watkins and they have two grown children. She enjoys running, working out, reading, cooking, and gardening.