Mike Powers

Mike Powers

CFP®

Certified Financial Planner

Expertise

Early retirement, retirement, tax planning

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University

Expertise

Mike Powers is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ (CFP®) who founded his own financial planning firm, Manuka Financial, focusing on helping clients retire before the traditional retirement age of 65. Passionate about personal finances from a young age, Mike was inspired by the early retirement movement ever since reading the book "Your Money or Your Life" by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez back in 2008. Seeing his father’s lay off from a promising career five years before reading this book and the impact it had on his family, Mike set his own goal for financial independence to age 50, although he plans to continue working by choice well past that date. He has been featured in CNBC, Investment News, and The Values Based Mindset Experience podcast.

One of the most important lessons in life I have learned is the concept of 'enough.' Once appreciated, it’s easier to prioritize your life around what is most important to you.”

Education

Dual Bachelor degrees in Accounting and Business (Finance) from Virginia Commonwealth University

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