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Understanding Today’s Financial Environment

Welcome to Rau Financial Group in Lake Charles, La. 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 your goal is preparing for retirement, college savings, or estate strategy, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.

Our 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.

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Rau Financial Group LLC, Financial Planning Consultants, Lake Charles, LA

Your Future

Our first priority is helping you take care of yourself and your family. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.

Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, slideshows, and calculators designed to help you learn more. As you search our site, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

Helpful Content

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

Keep Your Umbrella Handy

Keep Your Umbrella Handy

Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.

A Look at Whole Life Insurance

A Look at Whole Life Insurance

Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.

 

Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

Succeeding at Business Succession

There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.

Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Newly Married

Marriage changes everything, including your insurance needs.

Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

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Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.

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