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.
How the Federal Reserve Works
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
Disability and Your Finances
In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.
The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.
Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.
Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.
What can be learned from the savings rate?
One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.
The question used to be how low can interest rates go. Now it's how long can rates remain at their historic low levels?