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    Financial Tip:

    In the words of John C. Bogle, when investing: “Don’t look for the needle in the haystack. Just buy the haystack!”

    Fun Facts:

    • My wife and I are diehard Iowa State University fans. We were married in the ISU Memorial Union, and Cy was at our wedding reception.
    • I was a Boy Scout in elementary school. As a Boy Scout, I placed second in the pinewood derby car race (1994). I still proudly have the trophy and car today.
    • I worked as a carpenter’s apprentice while in high school. As a result, I am constantly working on DIY projects around my home.  

    Favorite Organizations:

    • Prairie Ridge Church
    • Habitat for Humanity

    Mike Murkins, CFP®

    Financial Planner

    (515) 225-6000

    Mike's Role:

    Financial Planner

    Professional Background:

    Mike Murkins joined the team at Syverson Strege in August 2019 as one of the firm's CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioners. Michael comes to us with diverse experience in the business world, including business development and working as a wealth management associate with US Bancorp. Michael is excited to build a career with a fee-only planning firm.

    Born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa, Michael attended Iowa State University and completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.


    When not working, I have a wide variety of interests. I enjoy playing guitar, reading, woodworking, traveling, exercising, and do-it-yourself projects. I cherish time with my family and enjoy the fall football season as both a Cyclones and Packers fan! I am married to my wife Jill, and together we have one son Jay and a daughter Ellie.


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