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We help individuals and families work toward achieving their ideal lifestyles.

Meet The Team

The team behind Dear Retirement is made up of qualified financial professionals who are passionate about helping individuals and families achieve their ideal retirements.

Our mission is to help our clients protect and grow their assets through insurance products that position them to help achieve and exceed their retirement goals with minimum risk.

Our first meeting is just a conversation with a beverage and a notepad. No pressure. No sales tactics. We want the opportunity to earn your business by demonstrating a thorough understanding of the strategies that could help guarantee your objectives are met.

Our Owners

Principal Advisor

Ernest Mitchell, a Principal Advisor at Dear Retirement, has a strong passion for helping others. He earned his degree in industrial engineering from North Carolina A&T university, which he continues to use to give his clients logical and sound advice, and is known to let the numbers do the talking. With 15 years of experience under his belt and three children - two daughters, Lana and Kaya, along with a son Eason- Ernest loves serving the people of Greenville county and beyond. His vibrant personality makes people comfortable; “smiley since childhood” could be considered an understatement, as he continuously builds trust through meaningful relationships. Always going above what is expected to meet his client’s needs is why they continue to return.

Principal Advisor

Lauren is a proud UNC Greensboro graduate, earning her degree in economics. She has had the unique opportunity to explore and experience life through extensive travels throughout Asia, Europe, and Africa. Her time spent abroad has been incredibly transformative, and she continually draws on the lessons learned during her journey – both personally and professionally. For the past fifteen years, Lauren has devoted her time to helping people plan out their financial futures. Lauren and Ernest have been married for ten years with three children, Lana, Kaya, and Eason. When Lauren is not working, she loves spending time with her family, traveling, and serving others.


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