3 Major Retirement Hazards to Avoid

Retirement can mean the beginning of a new life. Here are a few common dangers to avoid.

Business Milestone: Savant Capital Management Celebrates 30 Years

What if you focused less on products and invested more in customer relationships? For 30 years, this Rockford-based firm, with locations around the suburbs, has done just that.






Know Your Neighbors: Scott Lebin

This teacher-turned-financial planner spreads plenty of Christmas cheer with his work during Geneva’s annual Christmas Walk, but he’s also a passionate photographer and world traveler.






Swing into Retirement Successfully

If you think about it, retirement isn’t so unlike golf. Paula Dorion-Gray, CEO of Dorion-Gray Retirement Planning Inc., in Crystal Lake, compares the links with financial planning.






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.






Success Story: Kinnare & Associates

Meet a financial adviser who used her wide experiences to get away from the desk and in front of the clients. Discover how this number-cruncher found success by following her passions.






MONEY 101: Make the Most of Your Cash Management

Our business cycles start and end with money, so it’s essential to move cash efficiently. Here’s what you need to know about the fundamental tools of cash management and the advanced tools that can help you make the most of every dollar.






Three Key Retirement Income Considerations

Are you prepared for retirement? Here are three essential things to consider as you set aside your investments.






Why Refinance Your First Mortgage Now, and What is HARP?

Thanks to historically low interest rates, it’s never been easier to save money on your mortgage. Nick Sisto, from STC Capital Bank, offers advice for homeowners looking to take advantage of these unusual times.