Michael S Macfarlane, CASL®, CLU®, ChFC®

Wealth Management Advisor

Areas of Expertise

Here are my areas of expertise, which I will use to provide you with customized recommendations that will help you plan for your financial future.

  • Estate Planning
    You work your whole life to build your estate. You should have control over what happens to it upon your death. Building a lasting legacy takes more than simply accumulating a large portfolio. You need a solution that remains flexible enough to allow you to maintain maximum control of your assets and enjoy them during your lifetime while you prepare for the efficient transfer of those assets after you die.
  • Financial Planning
    Long-term financial security doesn't happen by chance. Many things in life can have an impact - positive or negative - on your financial well-being. I'm here to help you take control of your future. Together we'll identify your most important goals and dreams, and build and implement a financial plan to help you achieve them. And because life is unpredictable, we'll monitor your progress on a regular basis to ensure your plan evolves as your needs and the situation around you changes.
  • Private Client Services
    Over a lifetime of hard work you have built up a successful business, career, or professional practice. Along the way you've acquired valuable assets that may include publicly-traded stocks and bonds, mutual funds, collectibles, real estate, and perhaps a business interest or securities issued from an employer or former employer. Investment management can be a challenge. I have access to dedicated account administrators and investment teams to help identify your goals and investment objectives. Working with us, you can be certain that the investment management strategy we recommend for you is custom-built for your unique situation, using a wide range of investment strategies.
  • Retirement Income Planning
    Becoming a retiree doesn't mean retirement planning ends. Spending your retirement assets can actually be more complex than building them. The investment and savings strategies you used to accumulate wealth may need to be adjusted as you prepare for and enter retirement. Together we can develop a plan to help you achieve financial security in retirement - through our unique strategy designed to preserve and continue to manage your wealth, protect against the risks that can affect your retirement years, and provide you with predictable and steady income for life.
  • Retirement Planning
    Perhaps one of the greatest financial challenges you will face in your lifetime is preparing adequately for your retirement. I will help you create a plan that will assess your current financial situation, determine the retirement lifestyle for your future, review the many options available, and put solutions in place to help ensure you achieve the retirement of your dreams.
  • Trust Services
    Trust services is a natural progression for people who have accumulated significant assets and now need help preserving and growing their wealth, as well as planning how to distribute it to loved ones and organizations. I will work to understand your complex financial goals and will recommend tailored wealth management, trust and estate planning solutions to help you achieve them.
  • Wealth Management
    You've earned your success and continue to excel in your personal and professional lives. Maintaining wealth becomes an issue as time constraints in daily life make it difficult to identify and develop strategies that align with your financial goals. I will partner with you to help you sustain and grow long-term wealth consistent with your goals and aspirations, taking into account other financial needs and your comfort with market risks.
  • Education Funding
    With the cost of higher education rising faster than the rate of inflation, many families wonder how to prepare for this expense. I specialize in education funding and can help you explore the right options for saving the money you need to send your children to college.
  • Employee and Executive Benefits Planning
    Employee benefits are an important part of the growth of your business. Benefits such as health insurance, pension plans, group life and disability income plans make up the compensation package that helps ensure continued employee satisfaction and well-being within your company. Designing an employee benefit approach can be a complicated, technical and time-consuming matter. Working with a specialist who offers access to comprehensive employee benefit services through local and independently owned companies, provides a number of advantages, including experienced professionals with access to top providers and a wealth of benefit choices tailored to meet your business' ever changing needs.
 

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