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Coming to Grips With One’s Own Mortality

As another birthday comes and goes for me, I am reminded once again just how fast time flies. At this point, I struggle with conflicting things to focus my thoughts on. On the one hand: My kids are at the age where they want less and less to do with me. My joints ache a […]

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“Cameron Frye, This One’s for You!”

This is a guest post written by Clifford Holm, an attorney with Fuchs & Roselli, Ltd. www.frltd.com.    In 1986, a budding Chicago philosopher looked us square in the eye and cautioned us all: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Almost 30 years […]

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When Should Your Kids Start Planning?

Q. When Should Your Kids Start Their Financial Planning?  A. As soon as they have a job.   WHEN DID YOU START SERIOUSLY PLANNING AND SAVING? Please share when you started in the reply area below article. One of the biggest regrets many of my new clients share with me is that they wish they […]

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Is Your Retirement Portfolio Properly Diversified?

Great News:  We have weathered the storm of the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009! Cautionary News: The possibilities for you to experience losses in your retirement portfolio due to factors that affect the overall performance of the financial markets continue to exist. This risk, defined as MARKET or SYSTEMATIC RISK IS VERY REAL.  As […]

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Your Kid is Only One Bad Choice Away

Last week, I had the opportunity to listen to Chris Herren, former NBA basketball player, speak at Glenbard High School’s Parent Speaker Night on substance abuse. One word – riveting.  As a father of teenagers, this presentation was especially timely. It should never have happened to him, just like it should never happen to your […]

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I Love Twitter and Why You Should Too

We can either embrace change or ignore it, but you are missing out if you ignore it.  Twitter is an adult app for people who like to read. In my effort to be your best financial resource, Twitter is my best friend.  Be one of the first 10 people to follow @Fortune_FG and I’ll send […]

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Wheat is the Reason for Your Waistline

Eating a large quantity of wheat is a major reason for the belly you have today.  Lose the wheat; lose the belly fat. Today’s wheat is not the wheat your grandparents ate. It is processed and has a very negative impact on your body and health. In this blog entry, you will discover how to […]

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2013 Was a Memorable Year

It has been a memorable year and I hope my blog (over 5,000 hits in 2014) has captured some of the moments that impacted our lives and will help us plan for the future. I’ll take this time to re-share my some of my most popular blogs from this year and for fun ask that […]

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3 Mistakes to Avoid in Retirement

Good planning can make life easy on retirees.  Unfortunately, many people wait longer than they should to start planning.  If you are wondering where to start or what you should review read about these three key mistakes that you should want to avoid: 1. Investing only in bonds or CD’s to generate income. This mistake […]

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