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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

 
Investments Surprises Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

Check out our "Tax Alpha" tab! This is a collection of one-minute videos containing useful tax information.

Useful Logins has the website links to access your HD Vest account, and the federal and Michigan "Where's My Refund?" sites.


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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Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?

Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?

You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?

A Living Trust Primer

A Living Trust Primer

Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

Please Leave Home Without It

Please Leave Home Without It

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

 

Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century

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

Keeping Good Records is Good Business

Maintaining good records for your business not only helps to meet your tax and legal obligations, but it can save you money.

Critical Estate Documents

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

Options When Your CD Matures

Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.

When Does Your Personal Car Become a Commercial Vehicle?

At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

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Bi-Weekly Payments

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

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

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.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

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Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

The question used to be how low can interest rates go. Now it's how long can rates remain at their historic low levels?

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers are right in our own back yards. This may be particularly true of investing.

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

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