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.
16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Variable Universal Life Insurance
Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.
Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time
Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.
In the face of divorce, making changes to insurance coverage may be overlooked.
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
This checklist can give you a quick snapshot of how prepared you are.
Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
What does your home really cost?
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.