Michael Phillips Black Wealth Management CFP®, CDFA

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"Michael Phillips Black Brings Clarity to your Financial Vision"



Today's investment climate offers unprecedented opportunities. At Michael Phillips Black Wealth Management, our mission is to help clients take advantage of those opportunities by providing them with three key tools: 

  • A clear understanding of their financial goals      
  • A well-defined road map for achieving those goals 
  • Ongoing advice to help adjust road map when needs change

Through our Smart Planning Approach, we specialize in helping our clients develop a comprehensive, cohesive financial strategy that fits their unique needs and enables them to meet both short- and long-term objectives. 

On our Web site, you'll find valuable information explaining this approach along with additional products designed to fill the gaps in your financial strategy. 

Michael is a frequent lecturer on financial topics both locally and nationally. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Money, Kiplinger,Commercial Investment Real Estate, Bank Investment Consultant Magazine, and is a regular contributor to Investment News and the Arizona Republic. He is a regular Financial Analyst on Fox News 10, ABC 15, Sonoran Living Arizona Family News Channel 3, and has been featured on the nationally broadcast Nightly Business Report on PBS and Bloomberg TV. 

 

Helpful Content

Do You Feel Lucky?

Do You Feel Lucky?

Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.

What Is a Stretch IRA?

What Is a Stretch IRA?

If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.

Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?

Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?

You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?

 

A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.

To Catch a Thief

Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.

What's So Great About a Rollover?

Making a career move requires tough decisions, not the least of which is what to do with the funds in your retirement plan.

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

It may help your business be better prepared in the event of the death of a principal or key employee.

Keep Your Umbrella Handy

Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

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Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

There are things you can do to keep yourself safe when you lose your wallet.

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

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