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Julie Brangenberg, CFP®
Patrick Hurley, CFP®

120 West Pearl Street
Jerseyville, IL 62052

618-639-9831

Once Upon a Goal A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List Surprise! You’ve Got Money! RE: Retirement

OUR MISSION:  “Through comprehensive planning and our
proactive investment process, we help reduce financial stress,
creating a more enjoyable life for our clients.”

 



UNPARALLELED SERVICE

Can you imagine navigating the ocean without a map or marine radar?  Why would you try to map out your retirement without a wealth plan?  Our Enhanced Planning Services and Proactive Investment Process will guide you from where you are today to where you want to be in the future.  We will review your current financial position, help you envision your ideal retirement, and then map out a plan to help you pursue your vision.  Take a look at what we offer:

  • Portfolio Management
  • Wealth Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Proactive and Courteous Service



Helpful Content

Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?

Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?

Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right

You Would Rather Be...

You Would Rather Be...

Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.

Budgeting After a Divorce

Budgeting After a Divorce

Divorce is the second most stressful time in a person's life. Here's some tips to get through it.

 

Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

A Primer on Dividends

A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."

Volunteering in Retirement

For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.

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How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

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The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

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