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Welcome, we’re Toujours Planning, a financial organization in Lake Charles, Louisiana. 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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Retiring the 4% Rule

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

You May Need to Make Estimated Tax Payments If…

You May Need to Make Estimated Tax Payments If…

Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

 

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.

Raising Healthy Children

Healthy habits are one of the greatest gifts to give your child.

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.

Universal Life Insurance

Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.

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.

What Is an Annuity?

Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.

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Historical Inflation

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

Federal Income Tax

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

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Inflation & Retirement

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

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

Perception vs. Reality

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

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