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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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Pay Yourself First

Pay Yourself First

It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.

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Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

Countdown to College

Countdown to College

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

 

When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable

Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

A Decision Not Made Is Still a Decision

Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.

Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person

Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.

To Catch a Thief

Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.

When to Self-Insure

Choosing to bear the financial burden of an adverse event is called self-insuring. Do you know what that entails?

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What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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Perception vs. Reality

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

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

The Cycle of Investing

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

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate

Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.

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