• Firm: Clear Financial Advisors, LLC
  • Job Title: President
  • Certifications: CFP®


Rob Schmansky, CFP® is the founder of Clear Financial Advisors, a registered investment advisor in Metro-Detroit, Michigan. Clear Financial Advisors provides fee-only wealth management services.

Rob’s career mission has been to promote credentialed, holistic financial planning awareness among the public.

In addition to his role as an advisor, Rob is an Enrolled Agent (EA) helping clients in tax matters and tax planning. He also holds a Life Insurance Counselor license. Rob has also take post-graduate classes and received certificates in taxation and financial asset management.

Having over a decade of experience with the media, Rob is frequently quoted in said media, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, CNBC, ABC News, CNN Money, Reuters, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune, Dow Jones Newswires, MarketWatch, National Public Radio, and other publications. He has been published by Forbes, US News & World Report, FiLife (a former IAC/Dow Jones joint venture), Yahoo! Finance, and other outlets, in addition to his own Clear Money Blog. 

In addition to his work as a personal financial advisor, Rob is an adjunct instructor of economics, and he has also taught the required courses for candidates to sit for the CFP® examination. He has contributed to the retirement planning knowledge requirements for those seeking international CFP® certification under the Financial Planning Standards Board. 


Rob received his BS in human ecology and family resource management from The Ohio State University, as well as his MA in economics from Walsh College.

Quote from Robert Schmansky

“Robert Schmansky is the founder and president of Clear Financial Advisors, a fee-only holistic wealth management firm located in Metro-Detroit, Michigan where he assists individuals and families to create financial plans for their personal goals.”