"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.
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