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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.

 

Helpful Content

When Should You Take Social Security

When Should You Take Social Security

Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

Emerging Market Opportunities

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

How Stocks Work

How Stocks Work

Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.

 

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

Social Security: Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits

There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition waiting to claim them.

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

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.

Catch-Up Contributions

Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.

Financial Strategies in a Post-DOMA World

The Supreme Court’s declaring DOMA unconstitutional may require some same-sex couples to reconsider their financial strategy.

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How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

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

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Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

Events on Wall Street

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

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that home, you invested that money?

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers are right in our own back yards. This may be particularly true of investing.

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

There are things you can do to keep yourself safe when you lose your wallet.

The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

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