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.
Social Security Taxes
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Countdown to College
Preparing for college means setting goals, staying focused, and tackling a few key milestones along the way.
Tax Rules When Selling Your Home
The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.
Best-Performing Asset Classes
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Four Really Good Reasons to Invest
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
A Living Trust Primer
Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.
Tax & Estate Strategies for Married LGBTQ+ Couples
Learn how to maximize your tax and estate strategy as a married member of the LGBTQ+ community.
Travel, Without the Baggage
Tips to avoid checking in luggage on your next vacation.
What’s Your Investment IQ?
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
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What Is the Dividend Yield?
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
What Is My Risk Tolerance?
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate Your RMD
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Contributing to an IRA?
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Tax Freedom Day
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Inflation & Retirement
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
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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
5 Smart Investing Principles
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Investment Strategies for Retirement
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Your Cash Flow Statement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
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Emerging Market Opportunities
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
The Latte Lie and Other Myths
Check out this video to begin separating fact from fiction.
Surprise! You’ve Got Money!
Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.
Keeping Up with the Joneses
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
The Wild West of Data Theft
Learn about cyber liability insurance in this entertaining video.