Broker Check

A Year in Review

| December 22, 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, all of us at CochranMickels Retirement Specialists would like to thank all our clients who have made us a trusted partner in their financial/retirement plans.  It has been a year for the history books, starting with a new administration and the economic uncertainty that all of us continue to feel.  We have seen inflation rise to levels that many of us forgot or weren’t paying attention to in the early eighties.  Fortunately for us and our clients, Laura began her career in a  high inflation rate environment, and she is well prepared on how to best navigate these times.  We, like many other businesses, had difficulty in hiring new people and we were able to purchase new software that enabled us not to have to hire and still deliver excellent customer service. 

Going into 2022, we will be changing who we custody accounts with.  This will enable us to be even more efficient with our back-office operations and take customer service to an even higher level!!

Finally, we ended our shooting on a very high note.  Laura and I participated in a 2-day event at Barnsley Gardens Resort in Georgia.  Laura shot 80/100 on day 1 and 91/100 on day 2!  I shot 93/100 on day 1 and 97/100 on day 2!  These are the best scores we have ever shot at a registered shoot.  We continue to donate our winnings from these shoots to USA Shooting which supports Olympic Athletes who compete in the shooting events at the Olympics.   We have many exciting shoots planned for 2022 and look forward to competing in the Nationals and we hope to shoot in the British Open in 2023!

Happy New Year!!




Mike Mickels is President of CochranMickels Retirement Specialists and an avid sporting clay competitor. CochranMickels Retirement Specialists provides personalized planning and investment services to individuals approaching and in retirement. They also provide retirement and benefits training to Federal employees. Securities offered through Registered Representatives of Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc, a Registered Investment Advisor. CochranMickels and Cambridge are not affiliated.