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Our answers to common questions.

When Can I Access My Retirement Accounts?

Do you always have to wait until 59 1/2 to access your retirement accounts without paying penalties? Does a 401(k) work the same as an IRA? Are there exceptions to the withdrawal restrictions?

Are Annuities Bad for Consumers?

Q: Are annuities bad for consumers? A: Like many things in the world of investing, it’s almost impossible to make a broad generalization about a specific investment and then claim that the generalization will apply to everyone. That’s the downside of any broad generalization…

What Financial Advice Should I Give My Child?

Q: My children are getting older and one just graduated from high school. What is the best advice I can give them about money? A: First off, congratulations to your child on graduating! This is a great question and a perfect time to explore some key…

Should I De-Risk Near Retirement?

Market volatility is not something investors are typically excited about experiencing, regardless of age. However, volatility can become even more stressful as your get closer to retirement. Because of this, it is generally assumed that you should invest in a more conservative manner…

What is Values-Based Investing?

What values do you have that you would never want to violate in order to make a profit? You may have heard investment terms like sustainable investing, ESG, and socially responsible investing (SRI). But, what do they all mean? All are examples of values-based investing, where the investor…

How Can I Get On Track for Retirement?

In my experience, I’ve found that many people want to get on track toward retirement, but don’t take action because they feel overwhelmed. Here are a few simple changes that could end up having a significant impact on your long-term retirement plan…

What Positive Financial Moves Can I Make in 2019?

A new year brings a fresh start and a sense of new opportunities. It’s a great time to set goals and make improvements in all areas of life. Financial goals are, of course, wonderful goals to focus on in any year. But, it can be difficult to know where…

Can I Lower My Taxes with a Donor-Advised Fund?

Due to the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the Tax Policy center estimates that the number of households claiming an itemized deduction for their gifts to non-profits will be reduced from 37 million to about 16 million in 2018. The result…

Q&A with a Mortgage Lender

When discussing things like refinancing, home equity loans, new home and 2nd home purchases, there are some common questions that arise. We sat down with Scott Gruber, Senior Mortgage Lender with First Mid Illinois Bank and Trust (NMLS#466924) to talk about…

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

I’ve found that most are rarely excited to allocate any portion of their income toward life insurance. However, most understand that life insurance can provide unique benefits for a variety of scenarios. So while it’s not always fun to add new policies to your financial…

Should I Accept my Pension Buyout Offer?

As employees covered by defined pension plans approach retirement, companies are looking for ways to remove themselves from their obligations by offering pension buyouts. For example, instead of providing the retired employee with…

Did I Prepare Well Enough for Retirement?

Featured on:After years of conversations with those on the verge of retirement, I’ve noticed a trend that seems to be common among those preparing to step into their golden years. The trend is a need for confirmation; confirmation that all the hard work, discipline,...

Why Did My Investment Strategy Not Work?

If you’ve been an investor for a while, you’ve probably experienced times where your investment strategy didn’t seem to work like you thought it would. But, what you may not understand is why exactly did it not work? Maybe your strategy didn’t perform as well as the...

Q&A: Should Aging Parents & Adult Children Co-Own Assets?

Taking care of aging parents can be unfamiliar territory for anyone who is put to the task. However, it is something that many in their 50s and 60s are dealing with today. And, part of navigating that unfamiliar territory is trying to find a way to more easily…

Q&A: It’s Tax Season. What Do I Need to Know?

Tax season can be a busy and confusing time of year. With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 being signed into law in late 2017, this year’s tax season is perhaps even more confusing than usual. To help, we have listed 9 things that you’ll want to know about this tax...

Q&A: How will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 impact me?

December 22nd, 2017 marked the date of our nation's biggest tax overhaul since 1986 as President Trump signed into law the much anticipated Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. But, many Americans are questioning what the new tax bill will do for them, and it's likely the...

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