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Michael R Stevens

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Surprise! You’ve Got Money! RE: Retirement 18 Years Worth of Days Bridging the Confidence Gap

Your Financial Future

Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.

Our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.

Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search my website, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

Helpful Content

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

Inflation - Back to the Future

Inflation - Back to the Future

Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.

When Does Your Personal Car Become a Commercial Vehicle?

When Does Your Personal Car Become a Commercial Vehicle?

At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?

 

Building Your Legacy

A four-step framework for building a personal legacy.

The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street

Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.

Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family

Here are 4 great, and sometimes unexpected, places to raise a family.

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.

Universal Life Insurance

Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

Dropping off your son or daughter is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.

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A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

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5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

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Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

Investments

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

2017 Year in Review

Take a look at this 2017 Market Recap.

Should I Invest in Gold?

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

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