Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
Welcome, I’m Don Skadow, CLU®, ChFC®, a Financial Advisor in Rockford, IL. I understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. I can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether you are investing for retirement, college savings or estate planning, our personalized service focuses your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.
I can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. I look forward to working with you through all stages of your life, please feel free to call (815) 394-3902.
Social Security: Maximizing Benefits
There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.
Countering Counterfeit Currency
Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.
A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College
Dropping off your son or daughter is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.
Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Don’t overlook the need for renter’s insurance if you rent your home.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.
The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.
Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.