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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

Thinking of Retiring Abroad?

Thinking of Retiring Abroad?

However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.

Emerging Market Opportunities

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Retirement Redefined

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

 

Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know

Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.

The Financial Literacy Crisis

Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.

Please Leave Home Without It

Concerns over identity theft continue to grow, especially with data breaches at major companies and financial institutions.

Is Term Life Insurance for You?

Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.

Choices for Your 401(k) at a Former Employer

Individuals have three basic choices with the 401(k) account they accrued at a previous employer.

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

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Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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The Business Cycle

How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?

Surprises

Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

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