Michael (Mike) Piershale, ChFC® , RFC®

Michael (Mike) Piershale, ChFC® , RFC®


Michael (Mike) D. Piershale, M.Ed., ChFC®, RFC®, is president of Piershale Financial Group, a wealth management firm located in Barrington, IL. With more than 30 years of experience, Mike has extensive knowledge in key areas of financial planning and works with clients on retirement planning, estate planning, tax planning, and portfolio management.

Mike’s clientele is made up primarily of pre-retirees and retirees. He established Piershale Financial Group in 2000, and currently uses Charles Schwab as the custodian for his client assets. Mike is frequently called upon by national and local media and has contributed his financial insight to outlets such as US News & World Report, the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and Fox Business News.

His weekly broadcast “The Money Hour Radio” can be heard on AM 560 Saturday at 3:00 pm and on WLS 890 Sunday at 1:00 pm.

Michael Piershale holds a Masters in Business Education from the University of Missouri. He also earned the prestigious Chartered Financial Consultant designation from the American College, considered the most extensive financial planning designation available today. He is a member of Watershed Church and has participated in mission trips to Romania, Uruguay, India, Ireland, and Mexico.