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.
Do You Owe The AMT?
If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.
Alternative Investments - Going Mainstream
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Prevent a Rift: Money Tips for Newlyweds
Couples may be able to head off many of the problems in a marriage that money can cause.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
By understanding a few key concepts during a divorce, you may be able to avoid common pitfalls.
Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?
One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
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