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.
To Buy or Not to Buy
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
Healthy Body, Healthy Pocketbook
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
If you’re thinking of leasing a new car, then you shouldn’t forget about gap insurance.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
Purchasing homeowners insurance is critical for protecting your home.
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
What can be learned from the savings rate?
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
When should you take your Social Security benefit?
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.