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 – June 28, 2017

  Byronfest: Big Fun in a Small Town Right in Our Region: Showcasing a small town in a big way is what ByronFest is all about. The annual music festival…
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Smart Living Weekly – June 21, 2017

  53rd Dixon Petunia Festival June 30 – July 4 Right in Our Region: The 5-day, 53rd annual Petunia Festival, an event Dixon residents look forward to all year, will…
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Smart Living Weekly – June 14, 2017

  Belvidere Heritage Days Bring Community Fun Right in Our Region: For more than 45 years, Belvidere has celebrated its unique history and diversity on the weekend before the Fourth…
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