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

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

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

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There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”

How to Bake a Pie-R-A

Roth IRAs are tax advantaged in a different way from traditional IRAs.

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A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

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