Michael is a comprehensive, fee-only financial planner who began his financial services career with Insight Wealth Strategies in 2013. His primary areas of expertise cover retirement planning (e.g. cash flow analysis, developing retirement income strategies, stock option planning, corporate benefit analysis, etc.), investment planning, and high-level income tax reduction strategies for individuals and small business owners.
Michael’s approach to financial planning is to first understand the client’s unique situation and goals and begin identifying any gaps that may exist within the current plan the client may have in place. He believes that providing individuals with observations and taking the time to educate a client is just as important as the objective recommendations that he presents. Michael provides a great deal of personal attention to his clients and continues to monitor and adjust their financial plan as they progress through major life events and milestones.
Michael grew up in Fremont, CA before attending California State University, Chico and earning his degree in Business Administration with an option in Finance. He has previously passed his Series 7, 66, and Life and Health Insurance Licenses. In addition, Michael completed the process of becoming a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.
He currently lives in the South Bay with his wife Lauren. In their free time they can be found outside training for triathlons, watching bay area sports teams or traveling around the United States attending Zac Brown Band concerts.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.