Hello! I'm Mike. I started Teacher Wealth to raise the standard of financial advice for educators. As a former teacher, I understand the challenges that educators face with their finances; but also the unique opportunities. Unfortunately, in many ways, the financial services industry has ignored the profession.
I am trying to change that. Teachers deserve better!
Many families just need someone to walk with them as they make important decisions. To ask them the right questions. To challenge them. To offer them accountability. I am honored to be this person for my clients.
At Teacher Wealth clients get holistic, life-centered financial planning advice. We like to say that “it’s not just about the money.” Instead, the focus is on how the money can best create clarity, security, and fulfillment in your life.
Professionally, I'm a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner and a member of the XY Planning Network (XYPN), the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), and the Iowa Jump$tart Coalition.
I've been married to my best friend Tisa for over 15 years. We live in chaos most of the time in our Des Moines, Iowa home located in the Beaverdale neighborhood as we raise our four awesome kids. We do our best to prioritize our marriage over everything else except our faith. We are active members of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Des Moines. Besides being with family, I enjoy cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes and discussing money, religion, and politics.