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.
The Cost of Procrastination
Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.
Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
The Five Basics of Financial Literacy
How literate are you when it comes to your finances? Brush up with these five basics.
Building wealth requires protection from the forces of wealth destruction.
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.
Learn about the dangers of internet fraud with this highly educational and fun “pulp” comic.
A four-step framework for building a personal legacy.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.