Entries by Mike Powers

Mike Powers featured in CNBC for Retirement Planning

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Jasmin Suknanan at CNBC on the importance of saving for retirement. In Ms. Suknanan’s article, one of the things she focused on was calculating how much money you’ll need to fund your retirement. “The 4% rule is this idea…

Q3 2021 Market Review

Global stock and bond markets were mostly flat in the third quarter, with the exception of emerging market stocks. See how each asset class performed below: Read More… Looking for a trusted partner to help you accomplish your financial goals? Reach…

Why I Switched to Flat Fees

As Manuka Financial continues to thrive, one thing that I always prioritize is putting the interests of my clients first. In that regard, there is a relatively new fee structure that I believe is at the leading edge of financial planning / advising: the fixed flat…

Your Early Retirement Checklist

The path to early retirement can be simple: spend considerably less than you earn, invest wisely and let the magic of compounding do the hard work for you. But what happens once you reach your own financial independence (FI) goal? Over the past 13 years, I’ve…

Financial Planning Using Your Tax Return

It’s no secret that taxes can play a large role in your ability to retire early and stay financially independent. But are you fully utilizing the available deductions, credits, and other tax planning strategies available to you? Here are some financial planning…