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Brighton, MI 48116

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Michael Balagna

(810) 225-2088

 
Once Upon a Goal A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List Surprise! You’ve Got Money! RE: Retirement

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.

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