Taking care of your family and other people in your life
- Trust & Estate Planning Services4
- Education Funding1
Stephen J. Blahunka is a Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Farmington Hills, MI. As a Wealth Management Advisor, I understand the needs and desires of investors to plan for their future goals and to preserve and grow their retirement assets. My area of focus includes working with executives, physicians, business owners, and retirees on their taxable and retirement personal investment portfolios. In addition, I provide guidance to clients based on their entire financial balance sheet and I am confident that I can add value to your current investment strategy.
Individual and Family Services
• Strategies to preserve and grow your investment portfolios
• Monthly Reviews/Quarterly Portfolio Evaluations/Annual Investment Planning
• Multi-facet diversified income strategies for investors transitioning their retirement assets for income
• Tax minimization and concentrated stock strategies
I understand the business issues that companies are facing in the competitive market to maximize profitability, attract and retain top performing employees, and to control expenses to plan. As a previous CFO, I work with Human Resource and Financial executives to improve employee benefit plans.
• 401(k) program advice to help reduce fiduciary liability and program expenses
• Consistent on-site employee education meetings and individual guidance
• Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation plans for executives
• Chief Financial Officer (Automotive)
• BBA- Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
• MBA (Finance)- Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
• Children's Foundation- Trustee- Detroit, MI
I strive to provide each of my clients with superior customer service that exceeds their expectations. As a financial professional with Merrill since 2009, I understand how important your money is to you and I accept the responsibility and accountability for helping you reach your goals without unnecessary risk and volatility.
*Merrill, its affiliates, and financial advisors do not provide legal, tax, or accounting advice. You should consult your legal and/or tax advisors before making any financial decisions.
I follow the deep-seated Merrill tradition of participating in the communities we serve. This drives my interest in spending time volunteering with organizations in our community.
Central Michigan University
Wayne State University
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1 Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
2 Banking, mortgage and home equity products offered by Bank of America, N.A.
3 Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.
4 Trust and fiduciary services are provided by Bank of America Private Bank.
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Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, together I can help you create a financial approach that reflects your personality. Only then can I offer an approach that is built around your life priorities and the advice you need to help you address fluctuations in the market and changes in your life. Let’s work together to help you achieve your goals.
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Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, together we will design an approach that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.
We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.