Personal & Financial Strategies
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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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What Golf Can Teach You About Retirement Planning

The game of golf isn’t so dissimilar from planning your retirement. Discover some important strategies that can help you to keep your own plans on par.






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2016 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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Personal & Financial Strategies NEWS & EVENTS
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Smart Living Weekly – March 22, 2017

  Get Inspired at Home & Garden Showcase Right in Our Region: The promise of spring motivates a lot of people to find their gardening tools and go to work….
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Smart Living Weekly – March 15, 2017

  Rockford Dance Company Presents ‘Snow White’ Right in Our Region: Most people are familiar with some version of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” but few have experienced it…
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Smart Living Weekly – March 8, 2017

  The Search for Great Antiques Right in Our Region: Hunting for antiques is a cherished pastime for many Americans, including many people in our region. Though the internet has…
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