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Clive, IA 50235

Michael Hartwig, Ph.D.

(515) 971-5786

 
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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 our website, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. I willl get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

Helpful Content

“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For

“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For

Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.

The Anatomy of a Supplemental Health Plan

The Anatomy of a Supplemental Health Plan

Here’s a guide to explain all the parts of Medicare.

Trends in Charitable Giving

Trends in Charitable Giving

Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.

 

Market View Update - September 2016

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq, and S&P 500 have all hit record highs in recent weeks.

Uncommon Knowledge for Your Life

See how The Living Balance Sheet® can help you tell financial fact from fiction, so you can achieve financial balance.

Protection Against Uninsured Drivers

You’re hit by an uninsured driver. Now what? Are you protected against financial losses?

The Value of Diversification

Diversification could mean the difference between financial success and failure.

Does Your Credit Score Affect Your Insurance Rates?

Your credit score may influence how much you pay for auto and home insurance.

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

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Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

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Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

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