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.
A Primer on Dividends
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement
Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.
Mutual Funds vs. ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.
Understanding the types of long-term-care services—and what those services could cost—may be critical.
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.
Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
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.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
What does your home really cost?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.