Michael Rivas


Bienvenue Wealth LLC

Financial Advisor

I can work with clients anywhere!

Michael Rivas


Bienvenue Wealth LLC

Financial Advisor

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

Fee-Only Wealth Advisor in the heart of New Orleans

Michael Rivas is a New Orleans, LA fee-only financial planner. Bienvenue Wealth LLC provides comprehensive financial planning to help successful business owners, Gen X professionals, and their families organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Michael Rivas is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice. 

Michael Rivas is a New Orleans, LA fee-only financial planner and President of Bienvenue Wealth LLC. As a wealth advisor and Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®), I specialize in one thing: helping GenX investors leverage their assets today to support a secure lifestyle tomorrow. A dedicated member of NAPFA, all of my services are offered on a fee-only basis. I receive no compensation from any third party—a fact that gives me the freedom to recommend solutions that are right for each client…not someone else’s commission check.

Unlike many advisors who’ve learned financial planning from books alone, I’ve been living and breathing the world of finance my entire career. During my years working on the exchange floors in Chicago, I watched the investment process in action, saw how portfolios really work, and learned how to hedge by the minute—and the second. And I get that there’s more to financial planning than investments alone.

My services are comprehensive. My approach is straightforward. My fees are transparent.

Visit my website. Follow me on LinkedIn,  Facebook & Twitter. Google me.

If you like what you see, let’s set up a time to chat and see how we can work together to help you gain clarity for life.

Michael Rivas 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.

Objectivity, integrity, and communication are what you can expect to find at Bienvenue Wealth LLC. Objectivity is the hallmark of our service. When selecting an investment advisor, you need to have confidence that he or she is always doing what's right for you. If objective advice from an unbiased, experienced advisor makes sense for your financial future, let's talk.

At Bienvenue Wealth LLC, we will tailor a plan to your individual needs, assessing where you are now and what decisions need to be made today to help you achieve your short and long term goals. We will meet with you regularly, talk to you often and get to know you extremely well. We will earn your trust. This personal relationship is essential to providing you the highest quality advice-tailored to your particular needs and goals for the present and the future.

Our dedication to our clients is what sets us apart from the rest.  At Bienvenue Wealth LLC, we embrace consumer advocacy.

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)
    Michael Rivas 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)
    Michael Rivas 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.

  • XY Planning Network
    Michael Rivas is a Member of the XY Planning Network

    The XY Planning Network is the leading organization of fee-only financial advisors who are focused on working with Generation X and Generation Y clients. Our mission is to connect consumers with best-in-class financial advisors who specialize in working with clients just like you.

  • Enrolled Agent with the IRS (EA)
    Michael Rivas is an Enrolled Agent (EA) with the IRS

    An enrolled agent is a federally authorized tax practitioner empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. Enrolled agent status is the highest credential awarded by the IRS.

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Office Locations:

  • 1100 Poydras St
    Suite 2125
    New Orleans, LA 70163

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