Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
Welcome, I’m Michele McCarty-Woods, a financial professional in Panora, Iowa. I understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. Let me help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether your goal is saving for retirement, college savings, or estate strategies, my personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.
With over 28 years of experience in the Financial and Insurance Industry, I have a wealth of knowledge and expertise. My company, Retirement Resources USA, Inc., is on Lake Panorama in Panora. My home, on the north end of the Wakanda Golf Course, is also available for meetings by appointment only. Simply call my office for details.
Outside of the office I am committed to my husband and four children and I love riding horses. I can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come and look forward to working with you through all stages of your life. It does not cost anything to meet with me, so please call.
Estate Management 101
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.
Is Term Life Insurance for You?
Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.
A House Divided
By understanding a few key concepts during a divorce, you may be able to avoid common pitfalls.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.
Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.
Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
If you have a family that relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.