Michael Milam, CPA, MAcc
LPL Financial Advisor
Installment debt, in itself, is not a bad thing. It enables us to make major purchases that would be nearly impossible to finance upfront. In this consumer society, however, we’re bombarded with advertisements for literally thousands of “must-have” products. The result is that while our parents tended to pay with cash and buy only what […]
Americans, it seems, are spenders. Personal savings rates are low and many people spend beyond their means. If you’re among those Americans who can’t seem to save, it might be time to create a budget. A budget allows you to understand where the money goes and may help you free up cash for important savings […]
Credit was once defined as “Man’s Confidence in Man.” But in fact, the definition of credit today is more like “Man’s Confidence in Himself.” Using credit today means you have confidence in your future ability to pay that debt. Forty years ago, your parents may have paid cash for their homes and their cars, a […]
While millennial women are breaking cultural norms and diving into entrepreneurship headfirst, baby boomers are often more reluctant to take the risks of their younger colleagues. In fact, on a whole, women invest 40 percent less than men and own just 39 percent of privately held firms. This is despite the fact that women consistently […]
The end of a marriage is also the beginning of a new financial life. Reconsidering your financial arrangements — whether or not your income will be reduced — should be a priority as you adjust to your new circumstances. Some of the major issues that may require your attention are discussed below. Retirement Issues The […]
Michael D. Milam
LPL Financial Advisor, CPA, MAcc
Michael D. Milam CPA, MAcc, has been associated with California Financial Partners and LPL Financial for over 18 years. He holds his Series 7 and 66 registrations with LPL Financial. He enjoys working closely with clients to provide comprehensive wealth management.
In addition to providing portfolio management to high net worth clients, Mike brings a unique perspective to the financial planning and wealth management process. His background as a certified public accountant and many years of experience with income, estate, trust and gift taxation, provides his clients with a comprehensive approach to all aspects of financial planning. Because of his unique experience, he brings significant value to his clients.
Mike has spoken nationally on tax planning techniques and the planning process. In addition, Mike has testified as an expert witness in the Los Angeles Superior Court system on income, estate and trust taxation, accounting and finance.
His years of experience with individual, trust, estate, corporate, partnership tax planning and compliance provides him with the necessary tools to assist business owners and individuals through all phases of the financial planning process. He has developed many complex succession plans and sophisticated estate planning strategies. As a trusted advisor, he continually works hard to find strategies to manage the goals of his clients.
Mike was a founding partner in the firm Milam, Knecht & Warner, LLP, a full service CPA and consulting firm. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in taxation and accounting. He began his career at Ernst & Young. He was also a senior vice president and CFO with LCF, a diverse holding and asset management company.
When Mike is not working, he enjoys being with his wife, five children (and their spouses) and eleven young grandchildren. He loves traveling, hiking and fishing. He donates time to various charities and youth groups. He finds that helping others is the key to life.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.—Zig Ziglar
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