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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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Insuring Your Second Home

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Insuring Your Business Against Cyber Liability

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Social Security: Two Benefit Strategies Eliminated

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When to Self-Insure

Choosing to bear the financial burden of an adverse event is called self-insuring. Do you know what that entails?

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Impact of Taxes and Inflation

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

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

The Business Cycle

How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

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