Minerva Planning Group, Inc.
Minerva Planning Group, Inc.
As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Micah Porter, CFP®, CFA®
Fee Only Financial Planner Located in Decatur, GA and Atlanta and Clients Nationwide
Micah Porter is a Decatur, GA fee-only financial planner. Minerva Planning Group, Inc. provides comprehensive financial planning, retirement planning, and investment management to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Micah Porter is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.
Micah Porter is President and CEO of Minerva Planning Group, a CFA charterholder, and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. He began work at Minerva in 2003 with extensive experience in business planning and corporate finance. Micah enjoys working together with individual clients to formulate, implement and update their comprehensive financial plans. Additionally, as a CFA charterholder, he is responsible for establishing and implementing Minerva’s overall investment strategy. Micah is a NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor.
Prior to arriving at Minerva, Micah held various positions at XO Communications, a telecommunications startup. While at XO, he was responsible for business planning and product development for the Midwest Region. He later moved to the national sales organization, where he was a top performer and Sales Director of the Year for 2000.
Prior to working at XO, Micah worked at BMG International, a multi-billion dollar entertainment conglomerate with offices in over 40 countries worldwide. Micah was the Executive Assistant to the President, and in that position he was responsible for financial reporting including authoring the annual report for the division and strategic planning. Based on his recommendations, the company launched multi-million dollar expansions in both the international video game and home video markets. Micah assumed responsibility for the launch of these divisions in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Micah led YA-TV, a Latin music channel based in Caracas, Venezuela, which was a joint venture of BMG, Warner Music and HBO Ole.
Micah received his Masters in International Business with a financial focus from the University of South Carolina in 1993, and graduated magna cum laude from the Honors College of the University of South Carolina in 1991. Micah is fluent in Spanish, and conversant in German.
Micah Porter 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.
Minerva has grown through the years, and a satellite office was opened in St. Simons to compliment the Atlanta operations. Micah Porter came on board in 2003 and in 2006, he became President and CEO of the firm. In the latter part of 2006, Renee Weese joined in the firm in the role of Associate Planner, and Anne Gunn came on board in 2007 to support Micah and Renee in providing top-notch service to their clients.
Today, Minerva continues to provide comprehensive financial planning and wealth management to clients not only in Georgia, but throughout the rest of the U.S. as well
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
- Retirees and Near Retirees
- Federal Government Employees
- Emory Employees
- In-Office Meetings
- Virtual Meetings
- Clearly Defined Fees
- No Product Sales
- Complimentary Initial Consultation
Professional Designations & Affiliations
Micah Porter 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.
Micah Porter 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.
Micah Porter is a CFA® charterholder
The CFA Program is the most respected and recognized investment management designation in the world with less than 200,000 charterholders globally.
This advisor has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation (CFA® charter) by passing all three of the CFA exams and gaining relevant industry experience, demonstrating their mastery of the investment analysis and decision-making skills most needed in the global investment management profession.
Micah Porter is Quoted in US News and World Report: "7 Reasons to Downsize in Retirement"
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Micah Porter Contributed to FedSmith.com: "The Effects of a Lack of a Pay Raise"
Micah Porter is Quoted on CNBC: "Paying down debt vs. saving, explained in plain English"
Micah Porter Contributed to FedSmith.com: "How Federal Employees Can Plan a Successful Early Retirement"
Micah Porter is Quoted on Time.com / Money: "This Is When (and Why) You Need a Financial Advisor"
Micah Porter is Contributed an Article on Business Insider: "A financial planner shares the 3 things he wishes he'd known about money when he was younger
Micah Porter is Quoted on Yahoo Finance: "Here are the biggest reasons every entrepreneur should have a financial plan"
Micah Porter's Article is Featured on Business News: "Paying down debt vs. saving money, explained"
Micah Porter is Quoted on CNBC: "How financial planning differs for entrepreneurs"
Micah Porter Contributed to Nasdaq.com: "A Year-End Checklist for Better Financial Health"
Micah Porter is Quoted in InvestmentNews: "Funds expected to rebound when investors stop reeling"
Micah Porter Contributed to FedSmith.com: "What Portion Do You Get Back from the FERS Refund?"
Micah Porter is Quoted on CBS News - Moneywatch: " $1 Million Isn't What It Used To Be"
Micah Porter is Quoted in Forbes: "Early Career, Starting A Family Or Retirement: A Financial Plan For Every Stage In Life"
Contact Micah Porter
315 W. Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030