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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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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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The Latte Lie and Other Myths

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16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

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