Loren Merkle is an award-winning financial planner and founder of Merkle Retirement Planning. He is a Certified Financial PlannerTM, Certified Financial Fiduciary®, and holds life, health, and accident Iowa insurance licenses. Loren authored the book, Retire Your Way, which guides individuals on planning for retirement and hosts Retiring Today with Loren Merkle, which was awarded the Iowa Motion Picture Award. His expertise has been featured on major media networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, and he is a renowned speaker on financial planning, retirement planning, leadership, and business growth.
Loren takes great pride in having helped hundreds of families plan for their future with over 24 years of experience in the financial industry. His competitive spirit has led him to receive multiple awards, including Best Financial Planner, Best Customer Service, 21 of 2021, and the Camille Wanna Award.
As a philanthropist, Loren and his company proudly support various charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, The Food Bank of Iowa, Meals from the Heartland, Can Do Cancer, and the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation. As a single dad, he takes great pride in being a father to his daughter, Jayce. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities like boating, camping, hiking and believe it or not, was a competitive ax thrower. Loren is on a mission to help you build a retirement plan to enjoy your ideal lifestyle in retirement.