Understanding Today's Financial Environment
Welcome, I'm Norma Jean Rector, Registered Representative, in Charlotte, North Carolina. We understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether you are investing to build wealth, protect your family, or preserve your assets, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and long-term goals.
Our team of professionals have years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs of today, and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you through all stages of your life, please call (704) 945-7173 for your blueprint plan.
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Should You Buy an Annuity from Social Security?
A key challenge many households entering retirement face is how to use their savings as a source of income. As 401(k)s replace traditional defined benefit pensions and as Social Security replaces a smaller share of household pre-retirement earnings, drawing an income from savings becomes increasingly important.
Households have three traditional options. First, they could put their savings in safe assets, preserving the value of their principal, and live on the interest. Second, they could invest their savings in a portfolio of stocks and bonds and draw out an income. Third, they could buy an annuity from an insurance company, giving up their savings in exchange for a lifetime income. In addition to these three traditional options, households could use their savings to “buy” an annuity from Social Security: they could delay claiming their Social Security benefits to get a higher monthly benefit at an older age, using their savings in the interim to pay current expenses. The savings used is the “price” and the increase in monthly benefits is the annuity it “buys.”
Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person
Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List
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Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
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A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
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