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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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A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

How Women Can Prepare For Retirement

How Women Can Prepare For Retirement

Are women prepared for a 20-year retirement?

 

Volunteering in Retirement

For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.

Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Newly Married

Marriage changes everything, including your insurance needs.

How Retirement Spending Changes With Time

It can be difficult for clients to imagine how much they’ll spend in retirement. This short, insightful article is useful for jumpstarting a conversation about retirement spending, spending habits, and potential medical costs.

Stop Wasting Money

One way to find money is to examine your current spending habits and eliminate money wasters.

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.

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Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Federal Income Tax

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

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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

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Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

Dreaming Up an Active Retirement

When you retire, how will you treat your next chapter?

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.

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