Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
Welcome, I’m Michele McCarty-Woods, a Financial Advisor serving Des Moines, Iowa and the surrounding communities. 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 Wakonda 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.
The Most Overlooked Item of Any Home Improvement
The item most homeowners forget on their home improvement project checklist is insurance.
The Cost of Procrastination
Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.
Choices for Your 401(k) at a Former Employer
Individuals have three basic choices with the 401(k) account they accrued at a previous employer.
Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.
When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.
The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.
Each year hundreds of children die or are injured in pool accidents. By taking seven steps, you can keep your pool safe.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.