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537 E Michigan Ave
Saline, MI 48176
(734) 429-1040

105 W Chicago Blvd
Tecumseh, MI 49286
(517) 423-6600

Dennis Michalak, EA
Christopher Michalak, EA, CFP

 
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Welcome to Capstone Tax & Financial, where you'll find a wealth of helpful information regarding taxes and making investment decisions.

I'm Dennis Michalak and I founded Capstone Tax & Financial. When our tax firm started, it quickly became clear that many of our tax clients were suffering from poor investment advice. I decided to pair tax services with investment services and became an Investment Advisor in 1987 through HD Vest Investment ServicesSM. In 2004 Gordon Doody joined the firm with a unique perspective from his years in the airline industry. My son, Christopher Michalak joined the business two years later. Anne and Jennifer have also been with us for over a decade. Today we continue to provide unique and customized solutions that are essential in our complicated world. And many of our clients have been with us since the beginning.

We hope your visit will help you understand the opportunities and potential rewards that are available when you take a proactive approach to your taxes and personal financial situation. We are here to help you gain a better understanding of the financial concepts behind insurance, investing, taxes, retirement, estate planning, and wealth preservation. Most importantly, we hope you see the value of working with skilled professionals to pursue your financial goals.

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Helpful Content

Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.

Money Draining Food Myths

Money Draining Food Myths

These food myths will really put a drain on your wallet.

Financial Strategies in a Post-DOMA World

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.

 

Trends in Charitable Giving

Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.

Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century

Crowdfunding continues to gain momentum as more people search the Internet for financing and fundraising alternatives.

Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family

Here are 4 great, and sometimes unexpected, places to raise a family.

A Brief Guide To Condo Insurance

Important items to consider when purchasing condo insurance.

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.

Please Leave Home Without It

Concerns over identity theft continue to grow, especially with data breaches at major companies and financial institutions.

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Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

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.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

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Should I Invest In REITs?

Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?

Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

Do You Feel Lucky?

Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.

Social Security: By the Numbers

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

Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.

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