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Plan Well, Retire Well

Saving and investing your money

Money Smart Week Illinois (Chicago, Champaign, Peoria, Springfield, Quad Cities...)

Once upon a time, in a land very close by, a wise person decided that he (or maybe it was a she - I actually don't know) wanted to make the world (or at least Chicago) a better place. This person worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago , so of course they wanted to help the people of the land learn how to better manage their money. And so this perso...

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How do you know who to trust with your money?

If you are like me, you read a headline today - "Madoff pleads guilty in largest Ponzi scheme ever." The largest Wall Street scam to date has everyone questioning how such a scam could happen. Even more so, many people might be asking how do I know who to trust with my money? So, how do you know who to trust with your money? To help you in the process of choosing a financial...

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Are You Ready to Retire? Take this Quiz.

Yesterday, I met with a group of colleagues for a session about retirement planning. A number of them could retire at any time. But should they? Starting to take distributions from your investments when values have dropped so much is a worst-case scenario. But what other factors should they consider? Perhaps you would enjoy taking the very unscientific, magazine-style self-test that I gave them...

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