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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Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person
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There’s a link between debt and stress.
Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.