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Michael Conway

Retirement, Investing, Lifestage Based Planning
“Michael Conway guides families through the financial decisions of life and protects them from the fear and anxiety of uncertainty. He focuses on Aligning Life & Wealth® for families, because Michael believes the two are intrinsically connected.”

Conway Wealth Group

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President, CEO


Michael Conway, CFP®, ChFC® is founder and CEO of Conway Wealth Group LLC, a premier, independent financial planning and advisory group.

As a successful and well-respected financial advisor, Michael has spent more than 30 years providing specialized solutions that blend financial and estate planning strategies with open architecture investment management. Michael has been recognized by Investopedia as one of the 2017 top 100 most influential advisors in the country.

Michael’s clients include entrepreneurs, CEOs, Wall Street professionals, professional athletes, and others. In tandem with family-office style planning and investment management, we steer clients toward Aligning Life & Wealth®. Through our Alignment Index™, we quantify not just investment gains, but gains in the categories of life that actually create lasting happiness and a Life Beyond the Numbers™.

Michael is frequently looked to as an expert in financial news media, and has been featured in various publications, including Barron’s, the Wall Street Journal, Investment News, and Investor’s Business Daily, among others.

Michael has three children and lives in New Jersey with his wife, Leslie. He enjoys church, backpacking, scuba diving, and horseback riding.


Susquehanna University
The American College (ChFC)
The College for Financial Planning (CFP)

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Investment advisory and financial planning services offered through Summit Financial, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Adviser, doing business as Conway Wealth Group, LLC. 4 Campus Drive, Parsippany, NJ 07054. Tel. 973-285-3600 Fax 973-285-3666 Direct Office Tel. 973-285-3640

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February 2017
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November 2016
    Asset Allocation
April 2017
    Choosing an Advisor, Financial Planning, Personal Finance
February 2016
    Asset Allocation, Investing

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What are advisors using as a benchmark for life expectancy in planning?
29% of people found this answer helpful

A financial plan often consists of cash flow projections to determine the likelihood of success for future goals. These projections must make certain assumptions that can hugely affect the outcome. Therefore, unrealistic expectations regarding certain factors could skew the result, meaning clients could face a far different reality than what the math suggests.

We think it’s important to be conservative. Don’t assume that invested assets will grow at 10% every year, for example. In addition, as you suggest, clients and advisors need to remember that years in retirement continue to lengthen. As medicine and technology improve exponentially, retirees will live much longer than ever before, which means assets often need to last for many years after retirement. Therefore, a conservative plan should assume clients live into their 90s and beyond. This often means that planning no longer follows a traditional lifecycle where clients enter full retirement in their mid-60s.

Ultimately, financial plans not only need to align with a particular client, but also with the changing external factors that can affect success.

June 2017
    Financial Planning, Choosing an Advisor
What can an in-person Financial Advisor provide that a Robo-Advisor cannot?
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May 2017
    Financial Planning, Choosing an Advisor
What does comprehensive financial planning entail?
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April 2017
    Banking, Personal Finance, Investing
Should I wait for the market to go down before choosing to invest?
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March 2017
    Financial Planning
Are financial advisors more focused on planning for older generations?
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March 2017