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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Roth IRAs are tax advantaged in a different way from traditional IRAs.
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.
Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.
The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.
However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
What does your home really cost?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?