Mike Hunsberger, ChFC®, CFP®, CCFC

Financial Planning for Military and Veterans

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Next Mission Financial Planning Mike Hunsberger, ChFC®, CFP®, CCFC
Saint Charles, MO

Serving Clients Nationwide

Financial Planning for Military and Veterans

Rated 5.0 out of 5
6 Certified Advisor Reviews™
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Areas of Focus

  • Education Funding
  • Estate Planning
  • Financial Life Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Taxes

About Me

Hi, I’m Mike Hunsberger, the Founder and Owner of Next Mission Financial Planning. I loved my 25-years in the Air Force but wanted to do something different when I retired. I’ve always enjoyed financial planning for myself as well as for friends and family. I help clients build the life they want by balancing living today with building wealth for the future. Gradually increasing savings rates and staying invested over the long term is the best way I found to do that.

I’m going to date myself, but I still remember being excited about having a little passbook savings account at our local bank through a program at school. We’d bring in our money in an envelope each week to deposit at the bank. I was amazed that the bank was going to give me more money just for doing that. This was back in the 80s when you could actually earn interest income. I was hooked.

Part of my learning curve was purchasing insurance and very high-fee mutual funds sold by a company that focuses on military personnel and who I believed had my best interest in mind. This is part of the reason I want to help military families… I don’t want them to make the same mistakes. I desire to educate you about your options, provide advice that is always in your best interest without having to sell specific products.

I help clients build out the vision of their best life and values. We then put together a plan for how to realize their goals. We do this by ensuring that all the pieces of your financial life are integrated. That includes cash flow, debt management, investing, insurance, taxes, as well as retirement, education, and estate planning. Making the plan is only the first step. To achieve your dreams, we’ll continue to work together to implement the recommendations, monitor your progress, and make any changes necessary to keep you dreams on track.

I’ll be excited to talk with you to see if we would be a fit and work together to achieve your Next Mission.

Professional Designations

  • Certified College Financial Consultant (CCFC)
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional
  • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)

CCFC Areas of Specialization

  • Education Distribution Planning
  • Education Funding Vehicles
  • Education Needs and Funding Analysis
  • Education Tax Deduction and Credit Planning
  • Federal Student Loan Option Analysis
  • Financial Aid Award Letter Reviews and Appeals
  • Financial Aid Planning
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Advising

Affiliations

  • Financial Planning Association
  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
  • XY Planning Network

Primary Location

63301

Meeting Options

  • Video Conference
  • Phone

Compensation Methods

  • Fee Only
  • Hourly Rate
  • One-time Financial Plan
  • Percentage of Assets Managed
  • Subscription

What to expect in the first meeting

Click the 'Book Intro Call' button above to schedule a 30-minute meeting. The goal of the introductory meeting is to get to know each other and for me to find out what services you are looking for or what problems you are trying to solve. I look forward to speaking with you.

Offers Investment Management

Yes

About our Firm

Finances can be challenging… Military life can introduce an additional level of anxiety and concern.

We work with you to better align your resources and values…balancing living, saving, investing, and protecting.

We also understand that flexibility is key as your life can change rapidly, be it deployment, military retirement, career change or final retirement. We partner to help you achieve your dreams.

✅ Financial Planning: Achieve your goals and live your best life with our values-based plan

✅ Investment Management: Your portfolio tailored to your goals and risk tolerance

✅ College Funding: You've saved and prepared for college, but how do you ensure you're getting the best value for your money? We help you find schools that won't break the bank.

Next Mission Financial Planning was founded in 2021 to provide comprehensive, values-based financial planning and investment management services for senior military and military retirees.

Our foundational principle is we will always act in your best interest when giving you our recommendations. In financial planning jargon that means we act as a fiduciary.

We’ve found the best way to implement that is as a fee-only firm. As such, we are paid only by you, our clients, and not for selling financial products or making specific recommendations.

Your next mission is too important to do anything else.

Education

Rochester Institute of Technology, Bachelor's, Computer Engineering | USAF Air War College, Master's, Military | US Air Force Institute of Technology, Master's Degree, Cyber Warfare | Naval Postgraduate School, Master's Degree, Computer Science and Systems Technology

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Hobbies and Interests

  • Exercising
  • Family
  • Music
  • Running
  • Skiing

Who We Serve

  • Military
  • Veterans

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A trusted and expert advisor

✅ Wealthtender Certified Advisor Review™
Rated 5.0 out of 5
Mar 13, 2023
I've known Mike since we served together at Vandenburg AFB in 2018-2019. I was his Individual Mobilization Augmentee while he was the Mission Support Group Commander. I observed first hand his leadership and dedication to the mission. As a client of Next Mission Financial, I've seen Mike's passion and commitment to helping people feel more confident with their finances. My wife and I trust him with our financial planning. His integrity and his commitment to service and excellence in above reproach. We are very happy and fortunate to be working with him.
Relationship to Financial Advisor: Former Client
Compensation: This reviewer received no compensation for this review.
Conflicts of Interest: There are no material conflicts of interest.
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Eric Davis

A great financial partner!

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
Feb 27, 2023
I was introduced to Mike by a mutual friend and have been blessed to have him as my financial planner for over a year now. Mike has provided wise counsel, education, and direction in helping me better invest and manage my savings and grow my retirement. I appreciate the knowledge shared and the MANY questions he's answered for me as we build our relationship. I look forward to an amazingly fruitful long-term relationship!
Relationship to Financial Advisor: Current Client
Compensation: This reviewer received no compensation for this review.
Conflicts of Interest: There are no material conflicts of interest.
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K Houston

The Expert Advisor You Need

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
Feb 18, 2023
Mike has been invaluable to me to shape my financial situation, ensure the kids college funds, retirement, and other financial goals are met. As a 20+ year veteran, Mike knows the adventures of a military career and a post military adventures. The transition can be scary for some, but having Mike in your corner advising you will help ensure you're on the right track. Thank you Mike!!
Relationship to Financial Advisor: This reviewer has never been a client.
Compensation: This reviewer received no compensation for this review.
Conflicts of Interest: There are no material conflicts of interest.
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Pete M

Newsletter Is Great

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
Feb 16, 2023
Really enjoy the newsletter. Especially how it is simple to understand and doesn't confuse me with a bunch of technical financial terms that I have never heard before. It breaks things down and makes it easy to understand what they are talking about, but yet it is really educational to me.
Relationship to Financial Advisor: This reviewer has never been a client.
Compensation: This reviewer received no compensation for this review.
Conflicts of Interest: There are no material conflicts of interest.
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Art Eisner

Military Retiree

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
Feb 11, 2023
Highly recommend Mike’s services. He is the real-deal.
Relationship to Financial Advisor: This reviewer has never been a client.
Compensation: This reviewer received no compensation for this review.
Conflicts of Interest: There are no material conflicts of interest.
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Eric Bleakney

Enjoy the NextMission Newsletter

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
Feb 10, 2023
I appreciate the “Quick Takes” newsletter from Next Mission Financial Planning. It’s easy to read, highlights some interesting points, and provides some nice references if you want to learn more. I also trust Mike to provide good, unbiased insights that are in the best interest of the client, not his business.
Relationship to Financial Advisor: This reviewer has never been a client.
Compensation: This reviewer received no compensation for this review.
Conflicts of Interest: There are no material conflicts of interest.
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