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At Garrett Michael Financial, we work with clients in many different stages of their lives; Accumulation, Risk Management, and Income Distribution. We utilize an investment approach that underlines risk-managed portfolios to help investors meet their unique financial goals. Our goal is to make sure our clients understand their investment choices by placing their wealth and well-being above all else.

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Insurance Needs Assessment: For Empty Nesters and Retirees

Insurance Needs Assessment: For Empty Nesters and Retirees

Do your insurance needs stay the same when the nest empties?

Investments

Investments

You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.

TIPS for Inflation

TIPS for Inflation

If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.

 

The Five Basics of Financial Literacy

How literate are you when it comes to your finances? Brush up with these five basics.

How Big is Money?

Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic

Asset Allocation

Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.

Volunteering in Retirement

For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.

Caring for Aging Parents

As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.

The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive

In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”

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Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

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Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

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