Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
Welcome, I’m Michael Balagna, a financial professional in Brighton, MI. 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 your goal is saving for retirement, college savings, or estate strategy, our personalized service focuses your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.
As a professional, I have 34 years of experience in financial services and can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. I look forward to working with you through all stages of your life, please call (810) 225-2088.
Tax Reform: Before and After
What did the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act change? Here's a quick snapshot.
When Do You Need a Will?
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
Succeeding at Business Succession
There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.
Important items to consider when purchasing condo insurance.
Gun owners need to make sure that their homeowners policy covers the full value of their firearm(s) as personal liability.
In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.
Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.
One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.
Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
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.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.