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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

TIPS for Inflation

TIPS for Inflation

If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.

Disability and Your Finances

Disability and Your Finances

In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.

 

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.

Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.

Get Paid for Going Green

Those looking into environmentally minded home modifications may get a boost from Uncle Sam’s tax incentives.

Countdown to College

Preparing for college means setting goals, staying focused, and tackling a few key milestones along the way.

Options When Your CD Matures

Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

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Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

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Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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The Fed and How It Got That Way

A quick history of the Federal Reserve and and overview of what it does.

Perception vs. Reality

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

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

Will You Pay the AMT?

Despite recent tax-law changes, many Americans are expected to pay the AMT this year.

Do You Feel Lucky?

Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.

The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting, and whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

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