Michael Black began his career in the public accounting field specializing in tax planning for both individuals and businesses. He has since redirected his practice to focus on comprehensive financial planning. As a licensed professional financial planner, he also holds licenses in both life and health insurance in addition to his securities licenses. Michael is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ or CFP® professional and holds membership in the Financial Planning Association. Michael is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® and a member of the Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA™) (previously the Institute of Certified Divorce Planning).
Michael is a frequent lecturer on financial topics both locally and nationally. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Money, Men’s Health, among others, and is a regular contributor to the Arizona Republic. He is a regular Financial Expert on Fox News 10, ABC 15, Sonoran Living Arizona Family News Channel 3, and the nationally broadcasted Nightly Business Report and The Financial Advisors on PBS.
Michael graduated from the University of Arizona, where he majored in both Accounting and Finance, and from the Investment Training Institute. He also has achieved certifications as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ or CFP® practitioner from the College for Financial Planning, and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® from the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA™).
Michael Black, CFP®, CDFA®, is an Associated Member of The Investment Advisors, a division of ProEquities, Inc. ProEquities is a Registered Investment Advisor and a Registered Broker/Dealer with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). Michael also holds memberships in the International Association for Financial Planning, the Institute for Certified Financial Planners, the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts, and the National Association of Life Underwriters.
Michael is married and has 4 children. He is an avid boater and has worked as a delivery captain, delivering small yachts transatlantically throughout the eastern seaboard and the Mediterranean.