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.
The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee
Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.
Value vs. Growth Investing
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.
A four-step framework for building a personal legacy.
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Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Here’s a list of 10 questions to ask that may help you better understand the costs and benefits of long-term-care insurance.
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Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Do you know these three personal finance sayings?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Here’s a crash course on saving for college.
Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.