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Welcome,Boyer and Sappenfield Investment Advisors is an independently-owned financial services company with two locations:  Arcola, IL and Villa Grove, IL. 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 you are investing for retirement, college savings or estate planning, our personalized service focuses your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.

We invite you to meet our team of professionals, who have more than 40 years of combined experience in the financial services industry. 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, please call Arcola Office: 217-268-3216 or Villa Grove Office: 217-832-3033


We are excited to announce that Lisa is 1 of the 23 financial advisors included in the book FinancialServices: Women at the Top

This book highlights 23 highly successful, dynamic women.  Each one shares openly and passionately what attracted them to the business, how they develop their practices , what they learned along the way and how they have created a life that blend family, community service and a fulfilling career. 

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Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.

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A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

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This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

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The Business Cycle

How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?


You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.

The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

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