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.
A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Countering Counterfeit Currency
Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.
U.S. Personal Savings Rate
What can be learned from the savings rate?
Not only can D&O insurance provide financial protection, but it can help improve an organization’s decision-making.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Tips on insuring your teen driver.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Choosing to bear the financial burden of an adverse event is called self-insuring. Do you know what that entails?
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
Here’s a crash course on saving for college.
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.