Personal & Financial Strategies - 4
Life Insurance: A Treasured Gift to Loved Ones

Life insurance is an important expense, and it’s something we can easily help our children and grandchildren to obtain. Tom Graceffa, of COUNTRY Financial, explains why this tax-free gift keeps on giving.

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Creating an Income Plan for Your Retirement Lifestyle

Consider all factors, such as guaranteed income, investment yields and fluctuating inflation rates, to help to manage your future finances.

Financial Tips for the Newly Single Woman

Finances between a married couple tend to be fairly equal, but in the case of divorce, the woman often faces significant challenges. Mike Donnelly, an adviser with Edward Jones, offers suggestions for financially navigating this big life transition.

Local Bankers Support Local Businesses

When times are tough, expert advice makes a difference, Bill Mullins, of Crystal Lake Bank & Trust, explains how the staff at a community bank makes a difference for local customers.

A Helpful Guide to Year-End Tax Planning

Preparing for this year’s taxes is unusually complicated, for many reasons. Laurie J. Sauer, of Sikich LLP, outlines some key considerations for this year’s planning.