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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. 

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Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.

Retiring the 4% Rule

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee

The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee

Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.

 

How to Make the Tax Code Work for You

When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.

The Pre-Retirement Checklist

This checklist can give you a quick snapshot of how prepared you are.

Understanding Homeowner’s Insurance

Purchasing homeowners insurance is critical for protecting your home.

How the Federal Reserve Works

Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.

Estate Management Checklist

Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.

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Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

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5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

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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