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Understanding Today’s Financial Environment

Welcome, I’m Michael Hammen, a financial professional and owner of Advantage Financial & Tax Services in West Des Moines, IA. We understand that individuals and households face increasingly complex financial challenges as we navigate our way through life.

A few questions you may have. For example:

Are we saving enough for retirement? How does retirement savings impact my tax situation? How much can I save each year? What can I expect to receive at retirment in the form of income? How can I save on my income taxes each year? Can I save for my kids/grandkids college expenses? How much life insurance do I need? and other simular questions.

Our professionals have years of experience in financial services. We can help answer many of those questions, and assist you moving forward.

 

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How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

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

The Facts About Income Tax

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

 

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Problems with Probate

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Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

Comparing Investments

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Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

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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.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

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The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

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

No Cash, No Checks, No Problem

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Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

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