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Brighton, MI 48116

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Michael Balagna

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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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Annuity Comparison

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Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

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

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

The Power of Compound Interest

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