Tune into The Millstone Retirement Hour with Don & Mike every Thursday from 6pm – 7pm only on 1450 WCTC.
About Donald Albach, President, Millstone Financial Group
Don has worked in the ﬁnancial services industry for his entire professional career. Throughout every phase of Don’s career, he has focused on retirement planning. From implementing small to medium sized company 401(k) Proﬁt Sharing Plans to establishing an IRA for individual clients, Don has seen most aspects of the retirement planning process. Don’s role at Millstone Financial Group is to work with clients to create Retirement Income Planning strategies that help guide them towards ﬁnancial peace of mind.
Don graduated from Norwich University, “the nation’s oldest private military college” in 1986. Upon graduation, Don went directly to work in New York City joining First Boston’s International Investment Group. From there Don moved on to MetLife where he spent the next 11 years working with employer group 401(k) plans. It was during this time that Don realized, while people were able to save for retirement, they had very little understanding of how to navigate through the complexities of retirement. In 2013 Don decided to separate from MetLife and established Millstone Financial Group.
Don currently lives in Monroe Township, NJ with his wife, Tina, whom he has been married to since 1992. They have three children together, Paige, Donny and Ally. Don’s two passions are sailing and watching college football. He also enjoys cooking Sunday dinner for his family.
About Michael T. Russo, Chief Financial Officer, Millstone Financial Group
Mike has over 28 years of experience in the ﬁnancial services industry, including over 10 years as an Investment Advisor Representative. This experience has afforded Mike with the knowledge to help his clients meet their ﬁnancial and retirement goals. He has seen all too often that most families don’t have a plan to get them through retirement without outliving their income. At Millstone Financial Group, Mike’s purpose is to make sure his clients not only understand the investments they own, but to make sure every client is presented with sound investment management philosophies and proven retirement distribution strategies.
Mike graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance. He immediately went to work on Wall Street for Brown Brothers Harriman. During his tenure at Brown Brothers Harriman, Mike was recruited to work as an asset based ﬁnancial advisor at Metlife, where he spent the next 12 years. It was there that Mike developed his passion for the ﬁnancial markets, portfolio analysis and asset allocation. In 2013, Mike moved on from Metlife to begin the process of creating Millstone Financial Group. Mikes current role at Millstone Financial Group is Chief Investment Ofﬁcer. Mike’s main responsibility is managing the ﬁrm’s assets. He is an Investment Advisor and a Fiduciary which means he’s legally obligated to do what is in the best interest of the client, always. Above all else, Mike’s goal is to help clients reduce overall risk exposures and create personalized investment management strategies
Mike was raised in a modest household, where family always came ﬁrst. He attributes his success to both of his parents who were hard working. They instilled core values and integrity which he prides himself on every day.
Mike has been married to his wife Maryann since 1992. They reside in Howell with their three children, Matt, Craig and Kellie. Mike is an avid sports fan and golfer. He is also a member of Battleground Country Club and enjoys being out on the course or having dinner with good friends and clients