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Understanding Today’s Financial Environment

Welcome,Boyer and Sappenfield Investment Advisors is an independent- family 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 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



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TIPS for Inflation

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A Look at Diversification

A Look at Diversification

Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.

The Rule of 72

The Rule of 72

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Inventorying Your Possessions

Creating an inventory of your possessions can save you time, money and aggravation in the event you someday suffer losses.

A Primer on Dividends

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Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.

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Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

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

Doubling Your Money

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Tax Management Strategies

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

No Cash, No Checks, No Problem

Peer-to-peer payment apps are one of the newest ways to send money.

Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation

Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.

RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

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