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Julie Brangenberg, CFP®
Patrick Hurley, CFP®

120 West Pearl Street
Jerseyville, IL 62052

618-639-9831

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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

A Decision Not Made Is Still a Decision

A Decision Not Made Is Still a Decision

Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.

Why Everyone Needs an Estate Strategy

Why Everyone Needs an Estate Strategy

Do you have an estate strategy? You should.

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.

 

All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal

Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.

Insurance Needs Assessment: Married With Children

When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.

The Utility of Sector Investing

Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.

Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Newly Married

Marriage changes everything, including your insurance needs.

Fixed or Variable Mortgage, Which Should You Pick?

When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.

Investing for Impact

Learn how to build a socially conscious investment portfolio and invest in your beliefs.

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Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Annuity Comparison

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

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

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Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

When Markets React

When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.

Bridging the Confidence Gap

In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

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