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.