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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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Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Bi-Weekly Payments

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Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

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This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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Tax Management Strategies

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

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

The Cycle of Investing

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

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Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

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