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.
Securities offered through Center Street Securities, Inc. (CSS), a registered Broker-Dealer and member of FINRA & SIPC. Blueprint Wealth Management is independent of CSS. Blueprint Wealth Management professionals are registered and licensed in the following states: North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
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.”
The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
A Decision Not Made Is Still a Decision
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
The Rule of 72
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving—or dragging—the economy.
If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.
Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.
Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime, and those we love may suffer if we are not prepared.