Mike is a veteran of more than 38 years in the financial services industry, beginning his career as a business broker and home mortgage professional. In 1986 he earned his life, accident, and health insurance license. He is an Investment Advisor Representative, holding a Series 65 Securities License, is a Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Tax Advisor, and National Social Security Advisor.
During his many years helping people with various mortgage, financial, business, and insurance services, Mike has witnessed changing and often turbulent economic times – from the high-interest rates of the early 1980s to the 2008 financial crisis. Mike has gained experience as a business owner, starting Equity One Mortgage, Inc in 1987 and growing it to a 20+ employee company with offices in MA and RI, later selling it to a NJ based lender in 1995. He has also been active as a real estate investor. His experiences working with people over these many years and varying financial disciplines, makes him uniquely qualified to help his clients navigate today’s uncertain economic environment. Taking into account his diversity of personal and professional experiences, his approach to financial services is simple – “Financial success and security is built on a foundation of planning that starts with understanding and protecting what you have today, so you can build for what you want tomorrow.”
Operating as an independent advisor and fiduciary, Mike is free to act solely in the best interests of his clients. He dedicates much time to understanding his clients’ financial goals and concerns, and has developed an organized and sequential planning process called “6 Steps Retirement” that is designed to both manage and preserve their assets, as well as leverage these assets to help them achieve a retirement
cash flow that is predictable, sufficient, and sustainable.
Mike earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1984 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, graduating with Cum Laude honors, and has been married 37 years to his wife, Lisa. They reside in Easton, MA where they raised their 3 children.
He is the author of the book “6 Steps to Retirement” and has been active in his community of Easton, MA, including serving as Chair of the Easton Recycling Committee, board member of Foundation for Excellence in Education in Easton, a youth baseball and basketball coach, and founder and past president of the Sunday Morning Softball League.
“We work throughout our lives to attain a certain lifestyle. Some of what we earn along the way goes to establish that lifestyle. The rest we save to maintain that lifestyle throughout our retirement years. As a retirement and business income specialist, I work to help my clients protect and maintain the lifestyle they have spent a lifetime building.”
– Michael Graff