Is The Illinois Fair Tax Really Fair?

Illinois voters will soon be deciding on an issue impacting the state’s financial future as well as their own bank accounts. This fair tax proposal has been a hot topic of conversation across the state but also with our clients. Today we’ll break down the proposal to help you better understand exactly what this means for you. […]

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Should You Be Wary Of Some Of Dave Ramsey’s Advice?

Dave Ramsey has earned a lot of respect among savers and investors over the years as evidenced by his enormously popular radio show, books and sold out performance venues when he speaks. But is all of his advice worth following? Is it possible that some of the things he professes will actually hurt you financially? Let’s take a look at some of Dave’s most popular advice and see if and when it makes sense for retirees and pre-retirees to disagree. […]

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The CARES Act

Congress recently passed the CARES Act to try and help alleviate some of the financial impacts that the Coronavirus has had on the country. Barbara and Phil will run down the main points of this bill and discuss their overall thoughts of this new piece of legislation. We will also answer a few mailbag questions in the second half of the show. […]

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Coronavirus Update & Financial Dictionary

The Coronavirus and other economic forces have caused the stock market to crater and experience some wild ups and downs the past few weeks. It has a lot of investors feeling emotional and worried about their retirement plans. Barbara and Phil will give their opinions on the down market and the advice they are currently giving their clients. We will also break down what a backdoor Roth IRA is and discuss the differences between active and passive management styles. […]

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How To Set Financial & Retirement Goals

We talk all the time about how people need to give their dollars purpose or set goals for their retirement and even specifically for certain investments. But let’s dive deeper into what different goals look like for various folks approaching retirement. How do you determine if a goal is realistic or out of reach? We’ll tackle that conversation with plenty of examples on this episode. […]

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