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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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Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

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Historical Inflation

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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The Cycle of Investing

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The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

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Bridging the Confidence Gap

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