ABOUT SCHLAPPI FINANCIAL GROUP
The people behind the difference
Bruce Schlappi, founder and president, has more than three decades of experience providing clients with secure retirement savings opportunities.
He’s passionate about helping people accomplish their retirement goals and overcome financial challenges.
Despite his financial acumen, Bruce came to the profession through the school of hard knocks. He was raised by a hard-working single mom in Independence, Mo. Despite her efforts, the family barely scraped by. A childhood of poverty inspired him to help others find a better way.
That vision still motivates him today.
“You have to believe in financial planning to stay in it,” Bruce says. “It’s not an easy business. The vast majority of people end up quitting. Personally, I couldn’t do anything else. I get to offer solutions to problems everyone has.”
Bruce’s independent status means he is fully devoted to his hundreds of clients.
Bruce has been married to Ruth for more than 30 years and they have three children and three grandchildren. Ruth works alongside Bruce as client relationship manager.
Bruce believes everyone has the opportunity to leave a legacy, starting with their influence on family and relationships. It also includes finances.
“It’s important that people have a legacy and not just live for themselves,” he said. “Retirement savings are a part of that. I grew up in a financially volatile home and I want to help others avoid that, plan ahead, weather the storms and thrive.”