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How to start a retirement plan

How to start a retirement plan

May 19, 2019 Interview with Michael Foguth, Brighton Investment Advisor By Amy Fontinelle Did you know that only 22 percent of families have developed a retirement savings plan and stuck to it? That’s what we found in MassMutual's latest State of the American Family Study . It’s understandable that retirement planning often takes a backseat to more immediate financial concerns. But saving [...] Read More
Social Security Out of Money by 2035, Fox 2 Speaks with Michael Foguth

Social Security Out of Money by 2035, Fox 2 Speaks with Michael Foguth

April 25, 2019 Click here to experience our state-of-the-art office tour Michael Foguth spoke with WJBK Fox 2 concerning the Trump Administration report of Social Security running out of money by 2035, and discussed other thoughts about planning for retirement. Don't panic, plan! Got questions? We'd love to assist with any concerns you may have regarding your retirement [...] Read More
Lending Tree Consults with Michael Foguth About Personal Loans

Lending Tree Consults with Michael Foguth About Personal Loans

April 4, 2019

Michael Foguth of the Foguth Financial Group in Brighton MI was featured in a recent article on LendingTree.com. Click here to read the article on LendingTree.com or you can read the article below. How to Apply for a Personal Loan by DAWN PAPANDREA April 2nd, 2019 If you need access to a lump sum […]

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Realtor.com speaks with Michael Foguth about credit scores and mortgage debt

Realtor.com speaks with Michael Foguth about credit scores and mortgage debt

March 28, 2019

Brighton’s Michael Foguth was featured in a recent article on Realtor.com. Click here to read the article on Realtor.com or you can read the article below. How Does Paying Off Your Mortgage Affect Your Credit Score? By Terri Williams | Feb 26, 2019 doockie/iStock A mortgage is probably the largest debt you’ll ever have, and paying it off is

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Barron’s talks to Michael Foguth from Brighton, MI about ‘unretirement’

Barron’s talks to Michael Foguth from Brighton, MI about ‘unretirement’

March 19, 2019

Brighton’s Michael Foguth was featured in a recent article on Barron’s. Click here to read the article on Barron’s, or you can read the article below. How ‘Unretirement’ Affects Your Social Security By Sarah Max March 17, 2019 8:00 a.m. ET Photograph by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Whether by choice or necessity, a growing number

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Realtor.com speaks with Michael Foguth about credit scores and mortgage debt

Realtor.com speaks with Michael Foguth about credit scores and mortgage debt

March 1, 2019

Brighton’s Michael Foguth was featured in a recent article on Realtor.com. Click here to read the article on Realtor.com or you can read the article below. How Does Paying Off Your Mortgage Affect Your Credit Score? By Terri Williams | Feb 26, 2019 doockie/iStock A mortgage is probably the largest debt you’ll ever have, and paying it off is a …

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Helpful tips for filing taxes with Michael Foguth ABC Channel 12

Helpful tips for filing taxes with Michael Foguth ABC Channel 12

February 25, 2019 Financial expert Michael Foguth of Brighton was with ABC Channel 12 to discuss some tax tips. You can watch the video below, or click here to watch on ABC 12's website. Got questions? We'd love to assist with any concerns you may have regarding your retirement strategy. Contact us using the form below! First Name*Last Name*Email* [...] Read More
Michael Foguth Featured in 6 Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Michael Foguth Featured in 6 Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

February 8, 2019

Tax season has officially begun. January 28 was the first day taxpayers could start filing returns, both paper and electronic. Once you file, you can sit back, relax and wait for your refund to come in. But what to do with the money once you get it? Here’s what experts suggest.

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ABC 12 Hosts Michael Foguth of Brighton, Keeping Finances In Check in 2019

ABC 12 Hosts Michael Foguth of Brighton, Keeping Finances In Check in 2019

January 14, 2019 ABC Channel 12 hosted financial expert Michael Foguth of Brighton to give some tips about keeping finances in check for 2019. You can watch the video below, or click here to watch on ABC 12's website. Got questions? We'd love to assist with any concerns you may have regarding your retirement strategy. Contact us using the [...] Read More
Michael Foguth talks New Year Resolutions on Fox 2 News

Michael Foguth talks New Year Resolutions on Fox 2 News

January 3, 2019 Fox 2 News invited Brighton's Michael Foguth to talk about some very specific steps to help your financial New Year resolutions for 2019. You can watch the video below, or click here to watch on Fox 2's website. Got questions? We'd love to assist with any concerns you may have regarding your retirement strategy. Contact [...] Read More
Creditcards.com consults with Michael Foguth

Creditcards.com consults with Michael Foguth

December 19, 2018

The content on this page is accurate as of the posting date. Please review our list of best credit cards, or use our CardMatch tool to find cards matched to your needs. Need to transfer your ever-growing credit card debt to a new card that offers 0-percent interest on balance transfers, at least for a limited time? You might consider HSBC. Here’s everything you need to know about transferring a balance to an HSBC credit card, including card options, restrictions, balance transfer fees, chances of approval and even potential pitfalls.

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Foguth Financial Group partners with WOMC and Salvation Army

Foguth Financial Group partners with WOMC and Salvation Army

December 4, 2018 We are proudly partnering with WOMC for their annual Salvation Army's Santa's Toy Drive Monday December 10th. Our office is an official drop off location for toys, please stop in and leave a toy or two and enjoy some eggnog! Three articles are below, hope to see you there! Click here to read the article [...] Read More
Detroit Free Press Quotes Michael Foguth from Brighton

Detroit Free Press Quotes Michael Foguth from Brighton

November 13, 2018

Albert Charles has a long checklist of things running in his favor, as he studies the voluntary buyout on the table from General Motors for thousands of engineers, executives and other white-collar workers.

No kids in college? Check. Two sons, ages 30 and 26, both employed and covered under health care plans? Check. Saved steadily in the 401(k)? Check. No mortgage payments? Check.

And frankly, Charles, 61, has to admit that he wouldn’t miss the horrible bumper-to-bumper traffic and construction headaches on I-696, if he took the buyout and stopped driving roughly 50 miles one way from his home in Livingston County to GM’s Warren Technical Center, too.

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WOMC Live Read with Darren McCarty and Joanne Purtan

WOMC Live Read with Darren McCarty and Joanne Purtan

November 7, 2018 Brighton's Michael Foguth was recently discussed live on WOMC, with Darren McCarty and Joanne Purtan, here is the spot enjoy! http://www.foguthfinancial.com/wp-content/uploads/Joanne-Purtan-w-McCarty-Foguth-Live-10-18.mp3 Got questions? We'd love to assist with any concerns you may have regarding your retirement strategy. Contact us using the form below! First Name*Last Name*Email* Phone*Comments/Questions **EmailThis field is for validation purposes and should [...] Read More
Michael Foguth Talks with Detroit Free Press

Michael Foguth Talks with Detroit Free Press

November 2, 2018

General Motors salaried workers heard the news of voluntary buyouts in an email on Halloween morning. And many didn’t wait long to track down what they needed to do.”I was trick or treating with my kids and they’re emailing me saying ‘Hey, what do you think of this?’ ” said Michael Foguth, a financial planner who has GM clients.Foguth, president and founder of Foguth Financial in Brighton, said he was surprised at how quickly the buyout packages were distributed after the announcement.

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Time Interviews Michael Foguth of Brighton

Time Interviews Michael Foguth of Brighton

October 31, 2018

If you’ve been looking to make the math work on an early retirement, you just might get your wish. Drugmaker Pfizer recently announced a buyout offer for long-time employees, and experts say this could just be the start.This year, 300 positions have been voluntarily eliminated by U.S. employers. While that’s down considerably from the nearly 5,000 buyout offers and early retirements in 2017, the dip might be temporary, says Colleen Madden Blumenfeld, spokeswoman for job placement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas.

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Michael Foguth Featured on NBC News online

Michael Foguth Featured on NBC News online

October 15, 2018

Rising interest rates irked President Trump into calling the Fed ‘loco,” but they’re good news for savers. Here’s how to find the best interest rate for your bank accounts.Though 63% of Americans don’t have enough in savings to deal with a $500 emergency, those that do should make sure it’s getting the most return. And as wages climb for some and the stock market hiccoughs, it’s nice to know rising interest rates will work in your favor.

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Brighton’s Michael Foguth Quoted in Retire Ahead Newsletter Concerning Bankruptcy

Brighton’s Michael Foguth Quoted in Retire Ahead Newsletter Concerning Bankruptcy

October 5, 2018 Michael Foguth from Brighton's Foguth Financial Group was recently featured in the Retire Ahead newsletter. Michael discusses bankruptcy during retirement, download and/or view the newsletter below: Retire Ahead Newsletter October 2018 Got questions? We'd love to assist with any concerns you may have regarding your retirement strategy. Contact us using the form below! First Name*Last [...] Read More
Michael Foguth Discusses Rising Interest Rates with Discover

Michael Foguth Discusses Rising Interest Rates with Discover

October 5, 2018

Brighton’s own Michael Foguth was recently featured in Discover’s latest article about rising interest rates.
Click here to read it on Discover.com. Editor Note: Michael Foguth is quoted frequently in major media as a trusted source of financial wisdom. He provides financial advice from his offices in Brighton, Michigan.

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Michigan Personal Finance Professional Offers Advice on Using the Lending Tree Platform

Michigan Personal Finance Professional Offers Advice on Using the Lending Tree Platform

September 11, 2018

A personal loan could help.

Personal loans are unsecured — meaning you don’t have to put up collateral to secure one — but some lenders do offer secured personal loans, too. These versions are backed by some form of collateral, usually your home or car. If you default on your payments, lenders can take possession of your home through the foreclosure process or repossess your car, much like they can do with mortgage loans or auto loans.

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Brighton Financial Advisor Discusses Aretha Franklin No Will No Trust

Brighton Financial Advisor Discusses Aretha Franklin No Will No Trust

August 23, 2018 Michael Foguth was recently featured on WOMC FM discussing Aretha Franklin having no will and no trust. Click play on the audio file below, or listen here on WOMC's website.     http://www.foguthfinancial.com/wp-content/uploads/WOMC-Foguth-Interview-8.22.18.mp3   Read more about this topic on our blog by clicking here! Got questions? We'd love to assist with any concerns you [...] Read More
Brighton Financial Expert featured in US News Property Investing Report

Brighton Financial Expert featured in US News Property Investing Report

August 21, 2018

Additional Article Excerpt: Consider employment trends and growth demographics when deciding whether an area is a good fit. Most real estate investors start by investing in local property, but what if buildings in the area are overvalued, or if there are good deals in another city or state?

Investing outside your local area takes a different mindset than buying property in your hometown. Here are some tips to help.

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Brighton Financial Advisor Addresses Retirement Spending Anxiety in Advisor News

Brighton Financial Advisor Addresses Retirement Spending Anxiety in Advisor News

July 30, 2018

A study from Ameriprise shows that 68 percent of retirees haven’t begun to withdraw their money, aside from taking required minimum distributions.

Nearly seven out of 10 retirees are not withdrawing money beyond their required distributions and the reasons might be because they don’t have enough money or they are simply afraid they don’t.

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Brighton’s Local Personal Finance Expert Quoted by Forbes

Brighton’s Local Personal Finance Expert Quoted by Forbes

January 31, 2018

Michael Foguth was quoted in this recent the personal finance article by Forbes. 5 Things To Do On Personal Inventory Days by: Janet Berry-Johnson Excerpt: On a recent episode of the podcast Call Your Girlfriend, Sabrina Hersi Issa, CEO of Be Bold Media and Venture Partner at Jump Canon, shared her method for taking stock … Read More

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Brighton Retirement Advisor Quoted in Time Magazine

Brighton Retirement Advisor Quoted in Time Magazine

February 4, 2016

Foguth Financial Group President Michael Foguth contributed to a Time article that spoke to hidden retirement assets. Retirees’ Biggest Asset May Be Hiding in Plain Sight By: Dan Kadlec As Quoted by Time: “Michael Foguth, a planner in Howell, Mich., says the loan balance still grows at a compound rate–interest on interest. “I continue to … Read More

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Howell Area Retirement Expert Shares Wisdom With USA Today

Howell Area Retirement Expert Shares Wisdom With USA Today

February 24, 2015

USA Today recently published an article about how entrepreneurs aren’t saving enough for retirement. Foguth Financial Group President Michael Foguth contributed his thoughts. Retirement: Why small-business owners don’t save by: Rodney Brooks Excerpt: Baby Boomers are becoming entrepreneurs at an amazing pace. By some accounts they are starting 50% of new businesses. The U.S. Small Business … Read More

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