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Woods Financial, Inc., is a financial services company established by Bob Woods. Bob began his career in financial services more than 40 years ago, following a tour in Vietnam with the U.S. Navy. Bob’s personal pursuit of excellence motivated him to start his own firm. At Woods Financial our first objective is to meet the needs of clients nearing — or already enjoying — their retirement with “Smart-Money Strategies.” As an independent firm, we have no corporate mandates or sales quotas pre-determining what strategies we may propose for your plan. Because our firm operates under the fiduciary standard, our recommendations are legally required to be based solely on your best interests. It is the value of this independent advice that leads our clients to trust us with with guiding them through the challenging decisions that retirement requires. By informing and advising our clients, we help empower them on their path to financial independence. We strive to help inform our clients on today's economic environment

Bob Woods

After 25 years in the corporate financial world Bob started his own financial services firm here in Chesapeake, Va., in 2004. Since establishing Woods Financial, Inc., Bob has been helping individuals feel more confident in their retirement income plans through the use of customized strategies designed to provide income for life as well as capital preservation.  Bob holds insurance licenses for life insurance and annuities in Virginia, North Carolina, California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada and Hawaii.  He is immensely proud of the independence that comes with owning his own business and celebrates the opportunity to share this with his family. Spending much of his free time on his boat with his kids and grandkids he muses often about teaching his children to "fish" both on and off land.

Ian Woods

Ian Woods joined his father at Woods Financial in 2005. Grateful to have the opportunity, he has been working side by side with Bob for over ten years not only learning the business, but also bringing a fresh perspective to the table.  He holds a securities license and offers investment advisory services through AE Wealth management, L.L.C.  He is also licensed to sell life insurance and annuity products. Together, Bob and Ian bring a full-service experience to their clients.


Midge Woods

Midge Woods is co-founder of Woods Financial. She serves as our CFO and Marketing Director.  She is responsible for client outreach, advertising, new client acquisition and our client referral program.  She is an active member of the Chesapeake Rotary Club and The Women's Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Chesapeake having served in several board positions including president.  Her enjoyment that comes from working with her family and in her community is paralleled only by time spent with her nine grandchildren


Lacy Woods

Lacy Woods serves as our Director of Operations and Client Relations Specialist.  She is in charge of our daily operations, coordinating client data and communication to ensure a smooth  and stress-free process.  She is also the familiar face when you walk in the door, and the pleasant voice you hear when you call.  She is here to make sure that your service experience with our firm is exceptional.  Lacy is currently pursuing her M.F.A. at Old Dominion University.

We pride ourselves on having a “family” business where clients feel comfortable. We strive to promote honesty and integrity, and most of all, genuine caring and concern for our clients. Come in to our office and let us tell you about current strategies that might change your views on retirement income planning — ideas that could change your life for the better. We look forward to visiting with you.
To schedule a time to discuss your financial future and the possible role of investments or insurance in your financial strategy, contact us at or call us at 757-482-0291 today!
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We are an independent financial services firm helping individuals create retirement strategies using a variety of investment and insurance products to custom suit their needs and objectives.

Robert "Ian" Woods offers investment advisory services through AE Wealth Management, LLC.

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