Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
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 on 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
Data Thieves from Outer Space
Learn about the dangers of internet fraud with this highly educational and fun “pulp” comic.
Buying vs. Leasing a Car
Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.
To Catch a Thief
Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
A four-step framework for building a personal legacy.
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.