AIF®A, CFP®, ChFc
Searcy Financial Services
Fee-Only Financial Planner serving the Naples, FL area.
What I Stand For:
My life's passion is helping people, from assisting clients in solving problems and reaching their goals to serving on charitable boards, being an active Rotarian and leading our BikeMS cycling team. I specialize in helping my clients achieve their vision of an ideal life by acting as a resource for honest, accurate financial information and encouraging effective implementation of their plans.
Outside of Work, You'll Find Me:
My wife Sandy and I have four children (plus their spouses and significant others) and eight grandchildren. I enjoy cooking, barbecuing, hanging out with my kids and grands as well as experiencing the world through international travel (33 countries so far). I have completed 16 marathons across the world, including one in Antarctica.
Happiness is not a goal...it's a by-product of a life well lived. –Eleanor Roosevelt
Michael is a member of the Review Committee for the Center for Fiduciary Studies, a division of fi360, Inc. He has served as President of the Kansas City Chapter of the Financial Planning Association as well as Vice President of Education and Training. In addition, he has served as an adjunct faculty member for the College for Financial Planning and the University of Missouri at Kansas City, as Education Chairman and President for the Kansas City Chapter of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners, and as an advisory board member to the National Committee of the International Association for Financial Planning.
Education and Certifications:
CFP® - Certified Financial Planning Professional
ChFC – Chartered Financial Consultant
AIFA® - Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst
In the Community:
Michael has been a Rotarian since 1995. He is a Paul Harris Society Member, a Benefactor and a member of the Bequest Society. In addition, he is a board member for the Institute for International Medicine and a former member/board member of the International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy, St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf, Downey Side Adoption Agency and SAFEHOME.
In the Media:
Mike has served as a contributing expert and source for several books and national publications. He is frequently quoted in industry publications and authored the book Searcy on Educated Investing. He also serves as a contributing guest columnist for local and national publications. Michael has been named a "Five Star Wealth Professional" by KC Magazine in 2012 and 2014, 15, and 17.
Michael Searcy is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country’s 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
We are passionate about viewing our clients' wealth from their perspective, to help them achieve success on their terms, where they stand.
We do not assume to know what "success" means to any of our clients but we work together to find better ways to make life and wealth more enjoyable and intentional. I guess you could say helping our clients enjoy their life is our ultimate goal, and if we can make their wealth simpler to manage, more secure, better understood for future generations, and more connected to their life, then we've accomplished something worthwhile.
Our clients choose us because...
- We ask questions and take the time to understand your perspective on wealth and life.
- We help your family marry your values with your money so you can make better decisions.
- We educate your family on the true value of their wealth and how to leverage it for living better lives.
- We show your business how to develop employee loyalty through thoughtful retirement programs.
- We introduce and collaborate with other expert advisors when needed.
- We are available, when you need us and how you need us. We stand where you stand.
Who We Help
We serve successful individuals and families, business owners and retirement plan sponsors. Each client has their own needs, desires, roadblocks, and big picture goals. What they have in common is a desire to do the best for themselves and those around them – this could mean their family, their employees or their community. We help address the financial needs so our clients can spend their limited time nurturing relationships and exploring passions.
We have a compassionate understanding for the needs of our clients and spend time walking them through any specific concerns they may have.
Over the years, we have developed vast experience helping the following unique groups:
How We Do It
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
- Growing Families
- Business Owners and Executives
- Sudden Money Situations
- Novice Investors
- In-Office Meetings
- Virtual Meetings
- Clearly Defined Fees
- No Product Sales
- Complimentary Initial Consultation
Professional Designations & Affiliations
Michael Searcy is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country’s leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.
Michael Searcy 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.
Michael Searcy is a Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®)
Chartered Financial Consultant® designations are granted upon completion of seven required courses and two elective courses. Those who earn the designation are understood to be knowledgeable in financial matters and to have the ability to provide sound advice.
Michael Searcy is a member of The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®)
FPA® is the largest membership organization for CFP® professionals in the U.S. and supports high standards of professional competence, ethical conduct, and clear, complete disclosure when serving clients.
Michael Searcy is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF)
Advisors who have earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation are able to immediately show that they are interested in and working towards the best interests of their clients. They have gone through training, met the qualifications, and passed the exam allowing use of the AIF designation.
Contact Michael Searcy
12980 Foster St
Overland Park, KS 66213
4851 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL 34103