Michael W. Olff

  • 1997 - Bachelor of Science in Human Biology - National University of Health Sciences
  • 1979 - Doctorate of Chiropractic from the National University of Health Sciences
  • 1990 - Board Eligible Neurology
  • 1979 - 2008 - Private practice in Chiropractic Medicine in Hayward and Discovery Bay
  • 2008 - Completed the Certified Financial Planning program - Boston University
  • 2008 - Joined Stahlschmidt Financial Group
  • Licenses held: Securities, Life/Healthllong Term Care and Disability Insurance, Private Client Tax Preparation, Investment Advisor Representative (IAR)
  • Primary client emphasis is comprehensive financial planning, retirement planning, investment/asset management
  • For many years, Mike has counseled family and friends on various financial matters....so it was natural that a few years ago, while still a chiropractor, Mike decided to start undertaking the rigorous training required to obtain his Certified Financial Planning certification. Mike has now sold his chiropractic practice and devotes his full time to the financial planning field...helping other chiropractors, healthcare providers and clients achieve their financial goals and independence
  • Mike and his wife Carol have 4 children, Kathleen, Bryan, Kiel and Ryan. They have lived in the Bay Area for 32 years. His hobbies, in addition to being an accomplished musician, include golf, skiing and Napa Vailey trips
For Individuals For Business Owners
Comprehensive Financial Planning Business Succession Planning
Estate Planning Buy-Sell Programs
College Funding Group Medical Plans
Retirement Planning Group Long Term Care
Securities/Managed Assets Qualified Retirement Plans
Life/Disability/LTC Insurance Deferred Compensation Plans
Annuities-Fixed/Indexed/Variable Key Employee/Executive Benefits

 

Latest News

Financial and Economic Brief - November 5, 2019

• Consumer Confidence “Dips” - U.S. consumer confidence fell slightly in October to 125.9 from a September reading of 126.3 as worries over business conditions and employment prospects rose.

• Gannett and New Media Investment Group - Gannett reported its third-quarter earnings noting a continued decline in overall revenue but pointed to an increase in its marketing services & digital subscriptions.

• U.S.-China Trade Optimism - Technology stocks pushed the three main indexes to record highs, as hopes of a U.S.-China trade deal and an improving domestic economy raised risk appetite.

Financial and Economic Brief - October 8, 2019

• Unemployment Rate Falls - Unemployment hit a 50-yr. low in September even though nonfarm payrolls rose by just 136,000 as the economy nears full employment.

• Impeachment and the Stock Market - The launch of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump tosses another wild card into a volatile stock market.

• Trade Talks Underway - U.S. & Chinese deputy trade negotiators launched a new round of talks on Monday aimed at resolving the 15-mo. trade war, with neither side showing any signs of giving ground.

Financial and Economic Brief - September 4, 2019

• Recent Jobless Claims Fall - Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped to 209,000 for the week ended August 17, 2019, falling sharply from the week before.

• Brexit Crisis Still Uncertain - British lawmakers will try to stop Boris Johnson from pursuing what they cast as a “calamitous no-deal Brexit”.

• New Wave of Tariffs in Trade War - The new tariffs are a sharp escalation in the trade war, and could cost U.S. households $800 a year.

Financial and Economic Brief - August 6, 2019

• Economy is Steady - The economy added 164,000 nonfarm payrolls in July, as expected. Wages rose 0.3% in July, or 3.2% year over year.

• Yuan Falls - The yuan fell 1.4% which breached the key 7-per-dollar level for the first time since 2008.

• HSBC CEO Out - HSBC chief John Flint is stepping down after less than two years on the job.

Financial and Economic Brief - July 3, 2019

• Stocks Steady amid Threatened Tariffs - Stocks were steady today after the U.S. threatened a new wave of tariffs on European goods, dulling recent optimism surrounding the U.S.-China trade truce.

• GE in Decline - GE's (GE) stock decline, down by nearly two-thirds since the end of 2016, has knocked the company down to the 59th most valuable in the S&P 500.

• OPEC, Allies Extend Supply Cut - OPEC and its allies agreed to extend oil output cuts until 3/20, seeking to prop up the price of crude as the global economy weakens and U.S. production soars.

Financial and Economic Brief - June 4, 2019

• U.S. Stock Market Futures Fall - U.S. stock index futures fell Monday, after the China and U.S. trade relationship “intensified” over the weekend.

• U.S. Inflation Ticks Up - U.S. consumer prices increased in April, which could support the Fed’s contention that recent low inflation readings were temporary and allow the Fed to keep interest rates unchanged for a while.

• Factory Activity Slows - An escalating trade war between the U.S. and China raised fears of a global economic downturn and put pressure on policymakers to roll out more stimulus.

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1801 N. California Boulevard #106
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
ph: 925.322.8067
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