The Power of Compound Interest Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds? Where Is the Market Headed? Retiring the 4% Rule

Welcome to Second Half Strategies

Second Half Strategies is a wealth management advisory firm located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Our team is focused on addressing the unique financial planning and management needs of families and business owners who are in their second half. By limiting our scope, we have developed a detailed understanding of the unique problems and opportunities that our clients face. Our clients have:

  • a shorter time horizon to achieve their goals
  • little time to recover from unpredictable market, economic and competitive forces
  • less time to recover from ineffective decisions

Our experience also tells us that in your second half, simplifying is important to you: you want to consolidate advisors so that you can obtain guidance and answers to your questions from one tightly knit team. We also know that our clients are looking for strong, long term relationships with advisors who will communicate with them regularly. And finally, our clients want objective counsel and not someone who pushes product sales, so that’s what we are committed to providing.

At Second Half Strategies, we work to help you find financial focus – when it matters most.

Please visit the other sections of our website or call us for more information.

 

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

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Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.

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How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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There are nearly 1,200 ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

Estate Management 101

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Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

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