Jason Topp

Jason ToppJason Topp graduated from Purdue Calumet with a degree in Marketing in 2000 and began his career as a financial planner soon after.

Jason owns and operates an Ameriprise Financial Services® practice in Merrillville, IN.  As a Certified Financial Planner, Jason uses a Seasonal Planning Service model  to help clients alleviate the burden, stress and hassle of financial planning so they can achieve their goals and pursue what’s truly important to them.

Jason received the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® (CRPC®) designation in 2004 from the College for Financial Planning; his Certificate in Financial Planning from Florida State University in 2005; and his Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) designation in 2006.

Jason also loves to write and operates RedeemingRiches.com, a personal finance website designed to help readers learn how to think and act differently when it comes to their money and finances.  

In addition to running his small business, Jason serves as Project Manager for Salt & Light: NWI Guidebook, a community analysis tool designed to identify the biggest needs and assets in Lake County.    The goal is to help form collaborative relationships among churches in the community as well as key partnerships among the public and social sectors to help serve the common good of the Region.

Jason and his wife, Jen, enjoy sports of all kinds, camping, reading and spending time with their two children, Kaelyn and Layton.

Jason’s most valued Purdue Calumet experience:
“I am truly grateful for the affordable, top-notch education that Purdue Calumet gave to me.   I really valued the time and attention I received from professors, as well as the guidance given in regards to a career path. 
My experience at Purdue has taught me valuable lessons in the business world, namely that a good work ethic and quality workmanship will help you succeed in life and business.  From the classroom setting to group projects, I also learned the importance of good communication, teamwork and leadership.”

 Jason’s advice to current Purdue Calumet students:
 “Three things:

  1. Cultivate a relationship with your professors.  They are here to offer worthwhile insights and education to make you successful.  Utilize them as much as you can.
  2. Cultivate diligence in your studies.   You have an opportunity to gain an invaluable education that will impact the rest or your life.  Put forth your best effort and you’ll be pleased with the results.
  3. Cultivate a heart for your community.  Use your Purdue education to help improve the Region and make this a great place to live, work and play.  It will be a rewarding experience.”