Personal & Financial Strategies
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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.






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How Important is Timing?

Timing a purchase as big as your home can have long-term effects. Jonathan Krause, of Gambino Realtors in Rockford, shares how timing might impact your next real estate transaction.






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Personal & Financial Strategies NEWS & EVENTS
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Smart Living Weekly – August 16, 2017

  South Beloit Goes Big for Its Centennial Right in Our Region: Residents of South Beloit, Ill., are in the process of planning a celebration that’s 100 years in the…
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Smart Living Weekly – August 9, 2017

  96th Winnebago County Fair Starts Aug. 16. Right in Our Region: The Winnebago County Fair has been a celebration of rural living, and all the good things it produces…
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Smart Living Weekly – August 2, 2017

  Mendota to Cook 50 Tons of Sweet Corn Right in Our Region: Record-breaking turnout is expected for this year’s 70th Annual Mendota Sweet Corn Festival on Aug. 10-13, which…
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