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
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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.
The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
The Half Million Dollar Baby
The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.
Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.
Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.
Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.
When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.
Try these activities to keep your brain sharp.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
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.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.