Lauren Kingsten


Acropolis Investment Management, LLC

Portfolio Manager

Lauren Kingsten


Acropolis Investment Management, LLC

Portfolio Manager

As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Lauren Kingsten, CFP®

Fee-Only financial planner located in Chesterfield, MO, serving clients locally and across the country

Lauren Kingsten is a Chesterfield, MO fee-only financial planner. Acropolis Investment Management, LLC provides comprehensive financial planning, college planning, and charitable giving planning to help high net-worth individuals and retirees organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Lauren Kingsten is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Lauren Kingsten has been with Acropolis for nearly 12 years and has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services. She works with clients to coordinate decisions around investments, retirement accounts, Social Security, tax planning, cash-flow, maximizing employer benefits, charitable gifting strategies and estate planning. Lauren also believes strongly in educating children and young adults so the next generation understands how to save and avoid the debt trap, and also appreciate and properly handle wealth that may be transitioned to them in the future.

Before joining Acropolis Investment Management, Lauren spent ten years in banking and worked her way up to the title of Bank Manager and AVP before leaving to join Acropolis and further her career in finance.

Lauren earned her B.A. with an emphasis in Finance from The University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) practitioner, is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Greater Saint Louis and is a NAPFA Registered Investment Advisor.

Lauren has volunteered her time over the years for the United Way Women’s Leadership Society, Vision Leadership of St. Charles County, Junior Achievement as well as numerous other organizations. Lauren currently serves on the Board of Directors for United Services for Children, an organization she’s served passionately for over a decade. Lauren is a St. Louis native and lives in St. Charles with her husband and two sons. Outside of work, she enjoys anything involving food, travel and being outdoors.

Lauren Kingsten is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

NAPFA members live by three important values:

  • To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
  • To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
  • To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning.

Acropolis was born from a simple idea:

In an industry where high quality, objective advice is hard to come by, we can make a difference by putting the client’s interests above our own.

Acropolis is a fee-only wealth management firm, serving individual investors, institutional investors and 401k plan sponsors. We specialize in retirement planning together with 401k and IRA rollovers.

Our Team

Acropolis is made up of experts from a wide variety of investment fields. We combine the right skills, knowledge and personalities into individualized investment teams to best serve our clients. Get to know Our Team.

Our View

We believe that a fair management fee, low-cost investments and full transparency are top priorities. We can’t accomplish our goals without honesty, integrity and always putting the client’s goals first. Read our Mission & Values.

The Beginning

In 1999, Acropolis was formed to deliver trusted advice, build more personal relationships and secure the lifestyles our clients had worked so hard to create. Explore our Milestones.

Questions Answered

For more in-depth information or if you have a specific question in mind, please visit our FAQ page. There’s a good chance we’ve been asked before. View FAQs.

Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.


  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Investment Management
  • College Education Planning
  • Tax Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Growing Families
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Novice Investors

Working Together

  • In-Office Meetings
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    Lauren Kingsten is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor

    The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    Lauren Kingsten is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification

    CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.

  • Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX)
    Acropolis Investment Management, LLC has earned the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX) Investment Advisor certification.

    The independent CEFEX Investment Advisor certification demonstrates adherence to a best-practice standard.

    CEFEX advisory firms adhere to the Global Fiduciary Standard of Excellence. This means they act in the best interest of investors. This is in contrast with a firm that lacks a fiduciary process. The fiduciary standard offers a consistency of interpretation and implementation, which facilitates the transfer of knowledge between the advisor, clients, vendors and regulators.

    The objective is simple: to protect investors.

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Office Locations:

  • 14567 N Outer Forty
    Suite 200
    Chesterfield, MO 63017

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