Collins Financial Group was established and founded on the principle to be a resource and solution, due to the overwhelming demand for transparent financial guidance and planning in our communities and government - during a time of financially uncertainly.Michael A. Collins, Founder and Principle of the Collins Financial Group, heard and saw the demand for financial certainty and guidance throughout the communities and decided to concentrate his focus on business, families, and individuals, so he may assist in navigating their financial landscape, so they could achieve their own individualized financial independence.Mr. Collins moved to Alaska, his senor year of high school in July of 2003. In 2004, he graduated from Wasilla High School and attended University of Alaska Anchorage and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, with two major concentrations: Economics and Investment Finance. His professional experience and knowledge of the finance industry spans over 17 years in the Accounting, Banking, Business Consulting and Management, Corporate Finance, Investment Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning and Risk Mitigation - not only in the For-Profit sector, but the Non-Profit sector as well.In July, of 2016, Mr. Collins began his journey as a Financial Professional with New York Life Insurance Company as a financial resource to businesses, individuals, and families throughout the various communities in Alaska and abroad (Alaska, Arkansas, California, Maine, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington). In 2019, Mr. Collins was promoted to Partner of the Alaska General Office, which managed over 1 billion dollars in local Retirement Assets Under Management as well as 7 billion dollars in Life Insurance benefits. During his time as Partner, in 2020, he was appointed by the Governor of Alaska, Michael Dunleavy, to sit as one of nine trustees, appointed to the Alaska Retirement Management Board (ARM Board), which oversees the State of Alaska retirement pensions (assets exceeding $30 Billion Dollars). As an honorable mention, Mr. Collins was the youngest ever to be appointed to this board, since its inception.In September 2021, with the continuation of the Covid-19 pandemic as well as the Delta variant, coupled with the increasing demand for financial guidance and solutions - in extremely uncertain times, Mr. Collins established the Collins Financial Group, LLC, to work directly with local communities and business owners, to help ensure that there was ethical, sound, and transparent financial education, guidance, and solutions available to assist in helping those reach financial success and independence.