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Michele McCarty-Woods

Serving Des Moines
and surrounding communities
515-777-2534
641-755-2530

Ready for Retirement? The Cycle of Investing The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth Perception vs. Reality

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. 

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Tax Management Strategies

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

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It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

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The Richest Man in Babylon

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