Michele McCarty-Woods

5370 Chimra Road
Panora, IA 50216
515-777-2534
641-755-2530

Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go? Ready for Retirement? The Cycle of Investing The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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. 

 

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Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

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Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

Critical Estate Documents

Critical Estate Documents

Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.

Variable Universal Life Insurance

Variable Universal Life Insurance

Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.

 

Split Annuity Strategy

Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Without a solid approach, health care expenses may add up quickly and potentially alter your spending.

What Is a Stretch IRA?

If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.

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Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

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Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime, and those we love may suffer if we are not prepared.

Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold, and its history, may help you answer that question.

Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

The question used to be how low can interest rates go. Now it's how long can rates remain at their historic low levels?

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

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