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MIKE K. EARL

Sr. Financial Planner, RJFS

EXPERTISE

The technical aspects of financial planning; leveraging technology to help our clients and our firm; helping clients execute on our recommended financial planning strategies; and helping clients to better understand their monthly cash flow.

EDUCATION/DESIGNATIONS

  • BS in Business/Economics from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
  • Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA®)
  • FINRA BrokerCheck 

PERSONAL INTERESTS/FAMILY

Mike is husband to Krista and father to daughter Evelyn (2015) and son Ford (2016). The Earls live in Eden Prairie, where you might see them out for long family walks, picking up books from the Eden Prairie Library, or out playing a game of tennis.

The Earls attend Emmaus Road Reformed Church in Eden Prairie.

Mike is passionate about reading, writing, and playing just about every sport you can think of; he particularly enjoys besting his boss, Austin, on the golf course.
 

WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO FINANCIAL PLANNING?

“During college, I read the book The Millionaire Next Door, and then started religiously reading Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. I realized that building wealth is not about making a huge income and that many of our nation’s wealthiest individuals drive used cars and live in modest homes.  

I have always been a naturally frugal person, with an appreciation for saving over spending.  In college, I decided it would be my mission to help others make wiser financial decisions, and thereby increase their joy in life.”
 

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING AT THE WEALTH GROUP?

“I am not bashful about saying I will spend the rest of my career at The Wealth Group. Austin and I share strikingly similar belief systems about personal finance (and all of life) – and often, our views are in direct opposition to the strong voices of our “spend now, save later”, consumer-driven culture.

Austin runs a business that excels in our service offering, our company culture, and in the way he takes care of his employees.”
— Mike