Estate PlanningWebinar 

Learn How to Preserve Your Legacy and Hard Earned Assets for a Lasting Impact!

Register for the Webinar

Date: Thursday, May 9th

Time: 6:30 PM CDT

Discover from Michael and Connor Stewart some of the biggest developments to retirement plans in a time of crisis like we are experiencing today...

Learning Objectives:

✔️ Explore the fundamental aspects of estate planning: Gain a deeper understanding

✔️ Take a comprehensive approach to estate planning: Addressing legal, tax, and investment considerations

✔️ Assess your wealth: Consider tangible and intangible assets in estate planning

✔️ Establish directives effectively: A crucial aspect of estate planning

✔️ Ensure inclusive beneficiaries: Employ vital strategies for holistic estate plans

✔️ Recognize the role of professional guidance: Aligning estate planning with your goals

✔️ Identify potential conflict areas in estate planning

✔️ Secure your health care wishes: Acknowledge the importance of adequate health care forms in estate planning

Registration is NO COST for this breakthrough ONLINE event!

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Financial Planner and Fiduciary

Michael Stewart has been in the suburban Chicago area for most of his 50-plus years. He has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years. His experience includes eight years working in the Private Banking and Wealth Management divisions of two of Chicago’s largest banks, overseeing assets in excess of $200 million in McHenry County.

In 2008, Michael founded his own firm to independently serve the tax planning needs and more conservative financial planning needs of his clients who are in or near retirement. The strategies Michael employs are designed to help reduce a client’s market risk by using income-generating investments that help minimize drawdowns and generate steady returns. The philosophy is that if you can avoid a large loss, you don’t have to take a lot of risk to be successful over time.

In addition, Michael is a well-established speaker, author and the host of both the “Retirement Success Blueprint Radio Show” and podcast. He lives in McHenry with Karen, his wife of nearly 30 years, and their three children, Connor, Patrick and Olivia.


Financial Advisor and Fiduciary

Connor Stewart joined Crystal Lake Tax & Financial after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Iowa. Over the years, he has worked within the firm in the tax department as a Para-Planner, and now as a Financial Advisor. Connor assists clients with more conservative financial planning, tax mitigation, and estate planning. His favorite part of working with Crystal Lake Tax & Financial is being able to help people navigate through all aspects of retirement. Connor lives vicariously through his clients as they are able to live the retirement that they envisioned.

Outside of the office, Connor is an avid sports fan who enjoys working out, spending time with his family, and adding to his sports card collection.


One Evening Only!

Thursday, May 9th at 6:30 PM CDT



Join us from the comfort of your couch.

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Why Attend Our Webinar?

Webinar: an online seminar that allows participants from anywhere in the world to come together in a virtual classroom to gain insight and information on topics of interest via the internet.

It's complimentary

Our goal is to SAVE you money. All of our online presentations are hosted and available to you free of charge.

Help stay current

You're busy. Learn WITHOUT searching for hours online or spending time and money traveling to in-person conferences.

Convenience is key

Tune in from ANYWHERE. Watch and listen to our live presentation without being on camera, and with private Q&A afterward.

Gain a second opinion

Reaffirm your CONFIDENCE. Continued education is up to you for the best plan and peace of mind in your retirement.

What People Have Said About Crystal Lake Tax & Financial

"Very impressed with the professionalism, the kind service, and a quality job all taken care of! Very very highly recommended business!"

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During this class, also discover:

Stay informed about changes in tax laws and regulations that may affect your estate plan.

Find the silver lining of opportunities for your life savings.

How the SECURE Act 2.0 updates will impact your retirement accounts.

If your advisor is not keeping up with the times you are going to be lost.

Retirement changes for 2024: Learn the new rules for your wills and trusts.

Change seems like a daily occurrence.

These are just a few essential points covered in this EXCLUSIVE ONLINE presentation!

During these times it's important not to be frozen by fear or complacency.
Don't fall into the trap of thinking that congress, the fed or even financial advisors 

are going to fix retirement.

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