5 Simple Questions to Take Your Financial Pulse

I know that the sun has been out almost every day since the middle of March, but that is no reason not to take a few minutes out of your […]

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Spend Money or Save it – Daily Decisions

You are where you are today, because of the decisions you have made so far in your life. Many people I know are losing daily financial battles and not saving […]

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Video From 60 Minutes – An Imperfect Union: Europe’s Debt Crisis

I recommend taking a few minutes to watch/listen to this 60 Minutes piece to gain a good understanding of what is going on in Europe and why. Share freely with […]

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HARP Mortgage Refinancing Program Might Be Great for You

Commencing on November 15, 2011 FHFA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac introduced major changes to the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). In an effort to attract more eligible borrowers who […]

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Do the Math – Big Ten Schools

What would it cost for just one year if your child went to a Big Ten school today (my son, Jake, is four years   away).  The prices below are accurate […]

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Life Lessons

We are learning, never quite fast enough, that the time and date of our own death is unknown, but it could be tomorrow, or next week, or next year.  Knowing […]

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Time is Running Out to Get 529 Plan Tax Write Off for 2017

Save for College & Save Taxes HURRY UP to get this done before year-end!   Get your IL 529 College Savings Plan contribution in before year end and get a […]

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Investment & Economic Outlook

Better Safe than Sorry In light of all that is going on in the world, I thought this would be a very good time to share my investment and economic […]

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Glen Ellyn as Seen By a High School Senior – 4 Ways to become Wealthier

For the past six weeks, Glenbard West senior, Dean Harnboonzong has been coming to my office twice a week as part of his Career Internship Class.  He has an interest […]

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The Drachma is Dead: So Is the Welfare State

By Brian S. Wesbury, First Trust Advisors There is a simple rule in monetary economics, which many seem to have forgotten. A weak currency cannot replace a strong currency. In other words, […]

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3 Big Ideas for College Savings

   1. Wake Up By that I mean, are you aware that college prices have skyrocketed the past 20 years? If my three kids went to the University of Iowa for […]

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Who Pays Income Tax and How Much?

October 15th is the day that quarterly tax payments are due for those that file estimated income tax so it seems fitting to comment on the latest tax news. Warren Buffett […]

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