Retirement Planning Expert Christy Smith Featured in Forbes Magazine

Christy Smith, Louisiana based retirement specialist, was recently featured in Forbes as one of America’s PremierExperts.

Denham Springs, LA – March 1, 2013 – Christy Smith, President and Owner of The Presley Group, was recently seen in Forbes with other leading professionals as part of a feature called “America’s PremierExperts® Presents: Forecasts & Strategies For the New Year & Beyond.” In the Forbes feature, Christy Smith and other leading experts from various industries were asked for their “top tips on health, wealth and success to help you thrive in the New Year and beyond.”

Mrs. Smith remarked, “Don’t be afraid to dream big! Then, translate your dreams into well-established, detailed, written long-term and short-term goals. Your short-term goals should be stepping stones to your long-term goals. Evaluate your progress toward your short-term goals on a weekly basis and your long-term goals at least quarterly and make adjustments as needed.”

Christy Smith is an approved member of the National Ethics Bureau (NEB), an independent organization of insurance and retirement specialists who have maintained an exemplary record of business ethics. In addition, she is a Certified Long Term Care specialist and has achieved the Certified Estate Planning designation from the National Institute of Certified Estate Planners.

Christy has been devoted to helping retirees and those approaching retirement understand their retirement needs for many years. She takes her clients from the accumulation stage of their assets ,to the preservation stage and through the distribution stage, with the minimum amount of income tax, capital gains tax, and estate taxes.

Christy Smith explains The Presley Group’s mission: “We provide personal, caring, and knowledgeable advice to help you clarify retirement goals and realize financial dreams. We’ll sit down with you and really get to know who you are and where you want to be. Together we’ll go over your current and long-term financial needs. That way, we can help you create a realistic, personalized retirement strategy.”

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