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Welcome, we’re Virginia Retirement Specialists, Inc. 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.

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A Look at Whole Life Insurance

A Look at Whole Life Insurance

Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.

Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.

 

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.

Catch-Up Contributions

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

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

It may help your business be better prepared in the event of the death of a principal or key employee.

Caring for Aging Parents

As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.

A Primer on Dividends

A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."

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Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

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

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

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Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

Will You Pay the AMT?

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

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.

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