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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.

How Big is Money?

How Big is Money?

Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

 

Should You Choose a Fixed or Variable?

When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.

The Financial Literacy Crisis

Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.

Does Your Portfolio Fit Your Retirement Lifestyle?

Lifestyle considerations in creating your retirement portfolio.

The ABC’s of Auto Insurance

What kind of auto insurance should you have? Do you know?

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.

You Would Rather Be...

Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.

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Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

Contributing to an IRA?

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

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Long-Term-Care Needs

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

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

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Ready for Retirement?

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

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

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

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

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