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We are a comprehensive wealth management firm based in Traverse City, Michigan and serving clients all over the country. We seek to build long-lasting relationships with clients who share our philosophy of thorough planning and disciplined investment management.

Wealth management isn’t just for the ultra-wealthy. Our clients are hardworking, forward thinkers who want to build stable, independent financial futures and are willing to partner with a team of professionals.

We seek to be our clients’ Chief Financial Officer, a trusted confidante who provides ongoing guidance for every major financial issue they face. By offering an extraordinary level of personal service and continuous follow-up, we let our clients get back to living life comfortable in the knowledge that we are looking after the details.

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Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.

Password Protection Strategies

Password Protection Strategies

Simple steps may help you foil hackers and protect your privacy.

 

Investment Challenges of the Affluent Investor

Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

When Should You Take Social Security

Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Without a solid approach, health care expenses may add up quickly and potentially alter your spending.

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Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Inflation & Retirement

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

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

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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.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

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It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

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.

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

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

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

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

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