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Michael L. Bishop

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It Starts with a Plan

Welcome, I’m Michael Bishop, a financial consultant in Murrieta, California. I understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement and look to succeed with their financial goals. With a carefully thought-out plan, I aim to prepare you for today and tomorrow. Whether your goal is saving for retirement, college savings, or estate strategy, my personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.  

For over 25 years I've been advising families, individuals, and businesses and can help you address your needs and goals through all stages of your life.

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Fixed or Variable Mortgage, Which Should You Pick?

Fixed or Variable Mortgage, Which Should You Pick?

When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.

Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction

Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction

The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.

 

Estate Management Checklist

Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.

The Business Cycle

Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.

What Is an Annuity?

Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.

Critical Estate Documents

Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

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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.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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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The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

The Facts About Income Tax

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

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

The Cost of Procrastination

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

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

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