About – Melissa Ellis, CFP®

It’s my goal to help my clients live well by helping them develop financial independence. I believe in a customized approach for financial planning and investment management. Everyone’s situation is different, and your plan should be tailored to your needs. I focus on what’s happening in your life now, while keeping an eye on your future. It’s very rewarding to know that you are helping your clients to be able to sleep better at night because they have their finances in order.

Melissa Ellis

Founder, Sapphire Wealth Planning

Melissa holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CERTIFIED DIVORCE FINANCIAL ANALYST™ designations, and is a member of:

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
  • the Greater Kansas City chapter of the Financial Planning Association,
  • CFP Board’s WIN Initiative, to mentor women who are interested in becoming a Certified Financial Planner™,
  • Advisory Committee Member of the XY Planning Network, helping members of Generation X and Generation Y to take control of their finances,
  • Board Member of The International Association of Women (IAW), bringing women together for professional success.


Melissa Ellis is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, CERTIFIED DIVORCE FINANCIAL ANALYST™  and sworn fiduciary. This means Melissa upholds a fiduciary oath to always work in her client’s best interests.

Melissa earned her Bachelors degree from Park University in Parkville, MO in Business Management. She graduated with cum laude honors. She then went on to graduate school at the University of Missouri – Columbia and holds a Masters degree in Personal Financial Planning.

Personal Interests

When Melissa is not helping clients, she enjoys traveling and has traveled to all 50 states, throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Her next travel goal is to visit all 7 continents!

Sapphire Wealth Planning

Sapphire Wealth Planning is a fee-only comprehensive financial planning and registered investment advisory firm. We help Kansas City individuals and families take control of their financial outlook. Many of our clients were managing their finances on their own and now benefit from professional advice. A minimum level of assets is NOT required to become a client.


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