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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