Understanding Today’s Financial Environment...
Welcome to my website! I’m Michael A. Pote, a Cambridge Investment Research financial advisor at Diversified Capital Management in Grand Junction, Colorado. I fully understand the complexities of choices individuals face as they try to make investment-related decisions in today's rapidly changing world. With considerable experience working with financial market-based instruments; I can help take much of the "guess-work" out of those complex decisions when preparing for tomorrow's life goals. Whether you are investing for your retirement, college savings or estate planning; my personal, one-on-one service focuses on each of my client's unique needs, desires, financial goals and objectives.
At Diversified Capital Management, I am a professional who takes a very detailed and analytical approach - with 30 years of experience in the investment and financial services. So no matter where you live, I can help you address your concerns of today - and for many years to come. Feel free to contact me to find out why many families have trusted me with their financial and investment decisions for the past 3 decades. I look forward to hearing from you to discuss your interests and concerns - and possibly partner with you as your personal financial advisor... I can be reached at (970) 245-9180 or (800) 454-5062.
Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge
Estate management can help ensure that your assets are transferred according to your wishes while managing tax issues.
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Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
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Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
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Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
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