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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

Millennial Money Myths: Buying a Car is Better Than Leasing

Millennial Money Myths: Buying a Car is Better Than Leasing

During difficult economic times, it is even more critical to be smart about where you spend your money. And it is essential to do your homework so...

Infographic: Family Caregivers – Unseen labor in America

Infographic: Family Caregivers – Unseen labor in America

For many employees, work is not limited to the workday and expands to include the role of caring for loved ones at home before, after, and often during their jobs...

How Much Home Can I Afford?

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.

 

To Catch a Thief

Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

Dropping off your son or daughter is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.

Quickstart Guide to Estate Planning Terms

In the hustle and bustle of life, it’s easy to postpone long-term planning, especially for uncomfortable topics. Then there’s the barrier of language. It’s hard to make an estate plan without knowing the terminology of estate planning or what questions to ask.

5 Ways for Caretakers to Make Your Well-Being a Priority

Studies show that now more than ever, today’s women are disproportionately responsible for caring for children, doing laundry, cooking and cleaning, despite many having full-time careers. What’s more, when compared to their male counterparts, women are also more likely to report having difficulty finding the time to manage their physical, mental and emotional health.

The Importance of Beneficiary Designations

Beneficiary designations allow assets to pass directly to whomever you designate thus by-passing the costs and time involved with the probate process.

The A, B, C, & D of Medicare

Learn about all the parts of Medicare with this informative and enjoyable article.

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Impact of Taxes and Inflation

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

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

Saving for Retirement

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

Inflation & Retirement

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

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.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations?

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

Behavioral Finance

An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.

Encore Careers: Push Your Boundaries

Ready for retirement? Find out why many are considering encore careers and push your boundaries into something more, here.

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

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