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Understanding Today's Financial Environment

Welcome, My name is Michael Most and I'm a financial Advisor with offices in New York and Florida. I understand that individuals often face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. I can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow.

Whether your goal is preparing for retirement, college savings or estate strategy, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants and financial goals and objectives. I have 20 years of experience in financial services, I can help address your needs today and for the many years to come.

I look forward to the opportunity of working with you through the various stages of your life.

The Client Experience

As your life continues to change and evolve we will help modify your goals and keep you moving forward.

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Wealth Accumulation

Applying principles and strategies that may enable you to create an investment portfolio that reflects your risk tolerance.

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Retirement Planning

A sound approach begins with taking a closer look at your potential retirement income sources.

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Helpful Content

Important Birthdays Over 50

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

Stop Wasting Money

Stop Wasting Money

One way to find money is to examine your current spending habits and eliminate money wasters.

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.

 

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

Social Security: Maximizing Benefits

There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.

Financial Strategies in a Post-DOMA World

The Supreme Court’s declaring DOMA unconstitutional may require some same-sex couples to reconsider their financial strategy.

Social Security: The $64,000 Question

One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.

Assess Life Insurance Needs

How to help determine life insurance needs to provide for your family after you pass away.

Inventorying Your Possessions

Creating an inventory of your possessions can save you time, money and aggravation in the event you someday suffer losses.

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Bi-Weekly Payments

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

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

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The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

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