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

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.

Retiring the 4% Rule

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

Planning for Special Needs Children

Planning for Special Needs Children

Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.

 

Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.

Personal Finance Tips for Military Families

Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.

Do You Owe The AMT?

If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.

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Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Annuity Comparison

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

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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Your DNA Test

If you have a family that relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

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