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Michael Hartwig, Ph.D.

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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

Can Election Results Predict the Market?

Can Election Results Predict the Market?

How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?

Investing with Your Heart

Investing with Your Heart

For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.

When to Self-Insure

When to Self-Insure

Choosing to bear the financial burden of an adverse event is called self-insuring. Do you know what that entails?

 

Social Security: Maximizing Benefits

There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.

Caring for Aging Parents

As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.

A Brief Guide To Condo Insurance

Important items to consider when purchasing condo insurance.

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.

Infographic: Women Are Financially Savvy

Women are financially savvy. Yet, there are still unique challenges working against women in retirement.

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What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

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

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

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

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.

Inflation & Retirement

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

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

18 Years Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

Coaches

Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

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