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Michael T. Powers

Phone: (804)293-0397
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Biography

Interested in personal finance and saving from a young age, I had never considered advising others as a career until taking finance courses late in college. I was immediately hooked. After graduation, I began my career with a large national public accounting firm and noticed my colleagues would often ask me for financial advice. Determined to truly make a difference in people’s lives, I transitioned from public accounting to become a financial planner and have never looked back. Over the last decade, I've been fortunate enough to help hundreds of families save for college, invest wisely, plan for retirement, retire with confidence and make sound financial decisions. Prior to founding Manuka Financial, I left a successful career as Vice President of a prestigious financial planning firm where I helped manage over $900 million for families because I wanted to dedicate my life to my two passions: my family and my clients. Having two young children and seeing how quickly they grow up, I didn’t want to miss out on precious moments with them because I was always at the office. Thus, the idea of Manuka Financial was born to serve as a trusted advisor to a select group of individuals and families while still having time to spend with my own young family.

Organizations

Credentials Held

PFS - Personal Financial Specialist Credential

CPA Licenses Held

IllinoisSince 12/15/2008

Education

Areas of Expertise

Personal Financial Planning -  Tax/Estate/Retirement/Risk Management/Investment
   Cash Flow Planning
   Charitable Planning
   Education Planning
   Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation
   Estate, Gift and Wealth Transfer Planning
   Fundamental Financial Planning Knowledge & Skills
   Individual Tax Planning
   Insurance Planning/Risk Management Planning
   Integrated Personal Financial Planning
   Investment Planning (withouit AUM or product sales)
   Retirement Planning
   Significant Event Planning (Marriage, Divorce, Family Additions, Death, etc.)
   Wealth Management/Investment Advisory Services
Tax
   Individual Income Taxation