Personal & Financial Strategies
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Four Considerations for Estate Planning

The world doesn’t stop when someone dies, and it can be a struggle for surviving family members to compose a new financial puzzle. Mark Gerard, of Charles Schwab, in Rockford, shares his thoughts on how to be prepared.

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Proven Professionals: Guiding Your Way to Success

The key to your financial success is coalescing all of your Proven Professionals around your personal mission. This is your strategy to command, and these professionals are your team to engage.






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2017 Guide to Professional Services Providers

When it comes to selecting a financial professional, bank, attorney or insurance company, relationships matter. We’ve found some of the region’s top providers, who pride themselves on building trust.






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Life Insurance and Your Financial Plan

Nobody likes to think about death, but it’s important to be prepared for the unexpected. Michael Hibbard, of Alpine Bank in Rockford, explains how life insurance can help your family.






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Rebalance Your Investment Portfolio

COUNTRY Financial representative Steve Blachford shares three tips to help you maintain the value of your investment holdings.