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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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Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.

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“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For

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

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Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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That big list of dreams and goals isn't the only way to look at your bucket list.

Once Upon a Goal

Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

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