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Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a Vice President and Financial Consultant with RAA. Mike joined the RAA team in 2012. He works closely with pilots to evaluate their retirement planning readiness and provide solutions to meet their retirement goals and dreams. Mike has over 22 years of financial services experience with Fidelity Investments, American Beacon Advisors, and Baker Avenue. Mike is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in Marketing. He has also completed the CFP Examination and coursework for the Certified Financial Planners designation through the College of Financial Planning.
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Recent Posts

How the Cost of Living Impacts Your Retirement Savings

Posted by Michael Kane on Jul 7, 2017 2:44:55 PM


Cost of living is defined as the “average cost of the basic necessities of life.” These include expenses like food, housing, utilities, health care, and transportation.

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Topics: Financial Planning

Using Credit Cards as Part of Your Financial Plan

Posted by Michael Kane on Jun 16, 2017 2:29:17 PM


Pew Research, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the American Bankers Association have all released studies in recent years about the proliferation of credit card use in the United States.

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Topics: Financial Planning

5 Easy Ways to Save on Your Monthly Bills

Posted by Michael Kane on Jun 2, 2017 3:03:48 PM


When planning for and during retirement, it’s important to avoid unnecessary spending as much as possible. One way to do this is by trimming excess costs from your current monthly bill payments, which can add up to a considerable annual savings in some cases.

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Using Trusts to Manage the Distribution of Your Estate

Posted by Michael Kane on May 26, 2017 12:45:59 PM


When tailored to the unique needs of your family, trusts are one of the best ways to protect and execute the plans you’ve made on behalf of your beneficiaries.

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Topics: Estate Planning

Five Things Your Advisor Wishes You Knew

Posted by Michael Kane on May 5, 2017 4:44:15 PM


The relationship with your financial advisor is one of the most important business connections of your adult life. 

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Topics: Financial Planning

Why You Should Introduce Your Financial Advisor to Your Adult Children

Posted by Michael Kane on Apr 7, 2017 2:05:24 PM


It can be difficult for people who have not been educated about money management to quickly learn how to do so responsibly after inheriting an estate.

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Topics: Financial Planning

5 Ways to Avoid Identity Theft at Tax Time

Posted by Michael Kane on Mar 13, 2017 5:05:00 PM


It is a great time of year to revisit your financial and investment plans as you prepare to file your annual tax returns. Unfortunately, it’s also a time of year in which identity thieves target unsuspecting taxpayers.

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Topics: Financial Planning

10 Key Responsibilities of an Executor

Posted by Michael Kane on Feb 24, 2017 2:53:21 PM


Being chosen as the executor of an estate is both an honor and an enormous responsibility.

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Topics: Estate Planning

Avoiding the Bandwagon Effect

Posted by Michael Kane on Feb 10, 2017 4:21:01 PM


"The 'bandwagon effect' is evident in almost every facet of modern life, but it’s especially notable in the way people spend and manage their money."

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Topics: Financial Planning

Seven Key Roles and Responsibilities of a Trustee

Posted by Michael Kane on Jan 27, 2017 2:34:09 PM


As the title suggests, the job of a trustee requires a person to perform certain duties in a way that is honest, ethical, and trustworthy.

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Topics: Estate Planning