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Clive, IA 50235

Michael Hartwig, Ph.D.

(515) 971-5786

 
18 Years Worth of Days Bridging the Confidence Gap Tuning Your Social Security Benefit Saving for College 101

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

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

Please Leave Home Without It

Please Leave Home Without It

Concerns over identity theft continue to grow, especially with data breaches at major companies and financial institutions.

 

Women and Financial Strategies

Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.

The Big Picture–Yellen Walks Steady Line

Spoiler alert:  interest on excess reserves, forward guidance, and asset buys will remain important.

Business Succession Planning Blueprint

Is succession a part of your strategic business plan? It should be.

The Value of Insuring Against Life’s Risks

Building wealth requires protection from the forces of wealth destruction.

Stop Wasting Money

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

Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family

Here are 4 great, and sometimes unexpected, places to raise a family.

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Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

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

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

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

My Retirement Savings

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

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

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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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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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Inflation and Your Portfolio

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

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

18 Years Worth of Days

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

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.

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