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.Contact Us
We are a team of experienced professionals, ready to help with your financial issues and concerns.Learn More
Our educational approach takes the mystery out of investing, insurance, estate conservation, and preserving wealth.Learn More
Knowledge is power. It’s also the foundation for intelligent, well-considered decisions.Learn More
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.
Saving for College 101
Here’s a crash course on saving for college.
Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now
Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.
Not only can D&O insurance provide financial protection, but it can help improve an organization’s decision-making.
What did the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act change? Here's a quick snapshot.
Entrepreneurs all face the same question, “Which business structure should I adopt?”
Healthy habits are one of the greatest gifts to give your child.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Don’t overlook the need for renter’s insurance if you rent your home.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?