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Michael Hartwig, Ph.D.

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Retirement and Quality of Life Risk Tolerance: What’s Your Style? Retiring in a Post-Pandemic World What is Life Insurance? Part 1

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

Keeping Good Records is Good Business

Keeping Good Records is Good Business

Maintaining good records for your business not only helps to meet your tax and legal obligations, but it can save you money.

How to Spend Again After Saving

How to Spend Again After Saving

When people save, it brings life rewards. But sometimes after being on your best money behavior for a long time, you want to cut loose and spend. It can happen whether you’ve been saving to buy a home, rejoined the workforce or survived a global pandemic.

Go Back to School with As Little Debt As Possible

Go Back to School with As Little Debt As Possible

Are you feeling ready to expand your career? Or maybe switch careers altogether? After you’ve been in the working world a while, it’s common to want more from your professional life. A lot of people turn to graduate school to get there, but sometimes this plan is accompanied by a four-letter word: debt.

 

Top Tips for a Retirement Tailgate

The majority of U.S. workers retire at age 63. Do you want to leave the game earlier? Or play longer?

Teen Drinking and Your Liability

Drinking may be a “rite of passage” for teens, but when it occurs in your home you may be held responsible for their actions.

Ways to Turn Spending into Savings

Sometimes it can feel overwhelming. It seems like our financial needs outstrip our ability to meet them.

Term to Perm Life Insurance Conversion Tips

There are many types of life insurance policies that can help protect you and your family. Term life insurance can be an attractive choice for millennials who are...

3 Questions to Consider About Whole Life Insurance

Whole Life insurance: Protection, supplement income in retirement and stable, predictable cash value

Four Steps to Valuing an Estate

Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.

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Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

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

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

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

Lifetime of Earnings

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

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Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

What is Life Insurance? Part 1

What is Life Insurance? Part 1

Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

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