General Financial Services, Inc.
Your Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Partner for Greater Success
Our commitment is to help you work towards achieving all your financial goals and to provide you with a “worry free” retirement. At General Financial Services, Inc., we we have a commitment to excellence in everything we do. We consider it an honor and a privilege to help our clients work towards making sound investment decisions that will contribute toward a secure future. We provide impeccable client service to help reduce taxes and protect assets by utilizing numerous investment products and strategies, so we can help protect our client’s lifestyle for a lifetime.
When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable
Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.
Preparing for the Expected
You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Universal Life Insurance
Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.
SECURE Act 2.0: An Overview
The second iteration of the SECURE Act brings forward several changes to the world of retirement.
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Understanding FDIC Insurance
FDIC insurance was designed to protect your deposited funds, but do you know how? This article answers that question.
Choose Your Own Retirement Adventure
Retirement is one of the greatest adventures you’ll have. Which retirement adventure will you choose?
Retirement Questions That Have Nothing to Do With Money
Things to consider before retirement.
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Can I Refinance My Mortgage?
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
What Is the Dividend Yield?
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Social Security Taxes
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
How Much Home Can I Afford?
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Comparing Mortgage Terms
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Your Cash Flow Statement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Managing Your Lifestyle
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Investment Strategies for Retirement
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Principles of Preserving Wealth
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Protecting Those Who Matter Most
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
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An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
What Smart Investors Know
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.
Perception vs. Reality
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.