Broker Check

Janet Carpenter CPA, CFP

(252) 355-9599

The Long Run: Women and Retirement When Markets React No Cash, No Checks, No Problem Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation
Agent Photo

Your Financial Future

Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—I can help you address your most pressing money questions.

My first priority is your overall financial success. I want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.

My website is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search my website, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. I'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer. 

Helpful Content

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

It may help your business be better prepared in the event of the death of a principal or key employee.

A Look at Whole Life Insurance

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.

Emerging Market Opportunities

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

 

Pay Yourself First

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

“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For

Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.

The Half Million Dollar Baby

The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.

The Best Apps in Travel

Technology tips to make your next trip even better.

The Business Cycle

Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.

A Primer on Dividends

A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."

View all articles arrow

Inflation & Retirement

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

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Contributing to an IRA?

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

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

View all calculators arrow

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

View all presentations arrow

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

View all videos arrow