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At Michael E Halla & Associates, we understand that pre-retirees and retirees face many important decisions that can affect their long-term financial success. Some of these decisions revolve around making investments that will help create a hedge against outliving their income, the impact of inflation, taxation, and rising healthcare costs.

Because 90% of our clients are pre-retirees and retirees with similar concerns, we are in an advantageous position to approach such challenges with experience and skill. Our professional services include:  Financial Advisement, Insurance, Annuities, Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds.

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