Let's Work Toward Your Goals, Together!

Hello, my name is Michael Benson. I serve individuals, families and businesses in our community as a financial advisor. Each day, I listen to the questions and concerns of people in our community and work to understand what is most important to them. We then partner together, establishing goals and developing personalized solutions that fit their specific needs and tolerance for risk.

Born and raised in rural Central Illinois, I hold a unique fondness for our Midwestern culture of learning, labor and community. I earned both my B.S. and M.B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, working in an AgriBusiness career before transitioning to providing financial advice. I reside in Normal and enjoy spending quality time with my wife and daughters, walking with our family dog on the Constitution Trail, sipping coffee in Uptown and getting involved in various community events.

I am inspired every day by the awesome task set before me - to help my neighbors and people from our community set financial goals and diligently work toward achieving them. As an outdoorsman, I compare creating a financial strategy to mountain climbing. To succeed, both require a great deal of planning, preparing, executing, adapting and celebrating! I enjoy serving clients, no matter where they are on their financial journey.

I focus on helping others with goals such as retirement, education, emergency savings, life insurance, saving on taxes, building wealth and estate considerations.

It is my goal to provide you with the personal care, respect and professionalism that you deserve. Trust and openness shall always serve as the foundation for each of my relationships. I am happy to meet with clients at my office, in their home, at local establishments or via web conference. I hope that I can serve you and your loved ones as a resource for financial education and strategies.

At Your Service,

Michael P. Benson

Focus areas

  • Retirement Savings Strategies
  • Wealth Strategies
  • Entrepreneurs & Business Owners
  • Estate & Legacy Strategies
  • New Investors
  • Retirement Income Strategies

My Personal Interests

  • History and Museums
  • Farming
  • Home Improvement
  • Outdoor Enthusiast
  • Traveling

Office Information

Office Hours

Office Hours
Mon 08:30AM - 05:00PM
Tue 08:30AM - 05:00PM
Wed 08:30AM - 05:00PM
Thu 08:30AM - 05:00PM
Fri 08:30AM - 05:00PM
Sat By Appointment Only
Sun Closed

Additional Hours

  • Evenings
  • Weekends
  • Web Conferencing

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