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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. We want to earn the right, over time, to be considered by you as your retirement planning professionals.

We are in no way affiliated with the Virginia Retirement System, but we do specialize in the benefits available to you under the VRS and provide programs which are designed, not to replace the benefits that you currently qualify for, but are designed to supplement and enhance those benefits.

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Protect yourself against the damage that your homeowners policy doesn’t cover.

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

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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Tax Management Strategies

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

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The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?

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

Saving for College 101

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The Other Sure Thing

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

The Facts About Income Tax

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