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Understanding Today's Financial Environment

Welcome, I'm Michael Furrer, a financial consultant in Spokane, WA. We understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether you are investing for retirement, college savings or estate planning, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives. 

Our professionals have years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you through all stages of your life, please call 509 343-9227.

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Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Historical Inflation

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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.

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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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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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Choosing a Mortgage

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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.

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A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List

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

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Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

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