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Julie Brangenberg, CFP®
Patrick Hurley, CFP®

120 West Pearl Street
Jerseyville, IL 62052

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Retirement

Where will your retirement money come from? If you’re like most people, qualified-retirement plans, Social Security, and personal savings and investments are expected to play a role. Once you have estimated the amount of money you may need for retirement, a sound approach involves taking a close look at your potential retirement-income sources.

 
 
 
Rightsizing for Retirement

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

 

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

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.

9 Facts About Retirement

Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.

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

Social Security: The $64,000 Question

One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.

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A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

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