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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

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

Financial Resolutions and How to Keep Them

Posted by Michael Kane on Jan 11, 2017 3:37:25 PM


New Year’s resolutions can be tricky things. Although they are almost always well-intentioned, studies have shown that few people (less than 10% in some studies) achieve the goals they set for themselves.

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Topics: Financial Planning

Generational Planning

Posted by Michael Kane on Dec 16, 2016 1:50:43 PM


One of the best ways to ensure the smooth transfer of wealth within your family is to make generational planning a key component of your overall financial and retirement strategy. 

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Topics: Financial Planning

Things You Can Control in Your Financial Plan

Posted by Michael Kane on Dec 2, 2016 2:48:41 PM


Just as a successful flight includes many complex and moving parts, an effective financial plan requires several considerations. When approaching the construction of a financial plan, you will learn that there are things that you have a great deal of control, things you have some control, and also things that you have no control over.

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Topics: Financial Planning

5 Considerations for Taking Care of Aging Parents

Posted by Michael Kane on Nov 18, 2016 1:21:09 PM


At Retirement Advisors of America, we speak with many clients who have one or more children of their own and who are also be helping to care for their aging parents. This assistance can include time, financial support, and even various forms of guardianship.

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Topics: Financial Planning

The Importance of a Good Life Insurance Plan

Posted by Michael Kane on Nov 4, 2016 1:45:29 PM


Life insurance is one of the more challenging components of a comprehensive financial and retirement plan. It can be a tough topic of discussion, in part because no one likes to think too much about their own mortality.

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Topics: Financial Planning

6 Tips for Making Smart Financial Decisions

Posted by Michael Kane on Oct 21, 2016 1:03:30 PM


Just like the fields of aviation and technology, the world of finance is complex and constantly evolving. Throughout your life, you’ll have to make key decisions that can significantly impact your financial future.

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Topics: Financial Planning

The Value of Patience in Investing

Posted by Michael Kane on Sep 23, 2016 3:53:08 PM


You’ve undoubtedly heard the saying that “patience is a virtue,” and nowhere is that wisdom more true than in planning for retirement. However, you could easily believe otherwise if you follow the daily financial press.

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Topics: Financial Planning

The Investor Risk Profile: Understanding Risk

Posted by Michael Kane on Sep 9, 2016 1:40:49 PM


Economist Paul Samuelson, the first American to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, famously said, “Investing should be like watching paint dry or grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.” Years later, Samuelson’s sentiment still rings true.

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Topics: Financial Planning

Investing for the Long Term

Posted by Michael Kane on Aug 19, 2016 1:21:59 PM


Imagine preparing for a long-distance trip with a meticulous plan only to suddenly change course mid-flight because you think there is a faster route or more favorable direction. 

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Topics: Financial Planning