Acropolis Investment Management
Senior Portfolio Manager
Acropolis Investment Management
Senior Portfolio Manager
As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to understand your unique situation, what is most important to you, and give you objective, independent advice to help you achieve those goals. - Michele Clark, CFP®, CRPC®
Fee Only Financial Planner Serving Chesterfield MO, and St. Louis MO
Michele Clark is a St. Louis, MO fee-only financial planner. Acropolis Investment Management, LLC provides comprehensive financial planning, retirement planning, and investment advice to help high net-worth individuals, business owners, and entrepreneurs organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions.
As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Michele Clark is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.
Michele Clark has more than 25 years of experience in financial services and has developed a specialization in working with people who are starting to seriously think about their retirement or who are retired and facing all of the complex planning issues one faces during this time.
She works with clients to coordinate decisions around investments, retirement accounts, Social Security, funding health care, tax planning, cash flow, maximizing employer benefits, charitable gifting strategies, and estate planning.
Before joining Acropolis Investment Management, Michele was the founder and managing principal of Clark Hourly Financial Planning and Investment Management for nearly nine years with an additional sixteen years at banks and investment firms.
Michele has been quoted in such online and print media outlets as The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, USA Today, Market Watch, US News & World Report, CNBC.com, AARP, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Fox Business, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, Financial Planning Magazine, St. Louis Public Radio, Yahoo Finance, St. Louis Magazine, and others.
Michele earned her B.A. from Purdue University. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) practitioner, obtained the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) designation from the College for Financial Planning, and is a NAPFA Registered Investment Advisor.
Michele has volunteered her time for financial literacy outreach at Financial Planning Days, Money Smart Week, Habitat for Humanity and others.
Michele has served on the Board of Directors of the Financial Planning Association of Greater St. Louis since January 2014 and is Past President and currently serving as Chair of the Board.
Michele Clark 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To learn more about how Acropolis helps people like you reach their goals, call or email us now at 636-449-4900 or email@example.com.
Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.
- Comprehensive Financial Planning
- Retirement Income Planning
- Investment Management
- Tax Planning
- College Education Planning
- Retirees and Near Retirees
- Widows and Widowers
- Empty Nesters
- Business Owners and Executives
- Sudden Money Situations
- Objective Advice
- No Product Sales
- Complimentary Initial Consultation
- In-Office Meetings
Professional Designations & Affiliations
Michele Clark 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.
Michele Clark 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.
Michele Clark is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠ (Learn More)
The Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠ or CRPC® designation is a premier retirement planning credential. The CRPC® program covers all aspects of the retirement process in a single comprehensive program with no product or advising biases.
Michele Clark 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.
Acropolis Investment Management 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.
Michele Clark is a Guest on the Financial Advisor Success Podcast: "Plugging In For Large Firm Support To Refocus Your Time On Clients Instead"
Michele Clark is Quoted on CNBC: "From ‘buckets’ to ‘paychecks,’ advisors explain portfolio tacks"
Michele Clark is Quoted in St. Louis Magazine: "Teens Who Invest Now in Their Retirement Benefit Later in Life"
Michele Clark is Quoted in The St. Louis Post Dispatch: "Do you need long term care insurance?"
Michele Clark is Quoted in the Los Angeles Times: "Year-end tips may yield tax savings"
Michele Clark is Quoted in USA Today: "Traditional retirement possibly becoming a thing of the past"
Contact Michele Clark
14567 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO 63017