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.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Making Sense Of A Home Warranty
Understanding the value of a home warranty.
Emerging Market Opportunities
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Even if you’re young and single, you should still consider protecting yourself.
Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.
Tips on insuring your teen driver.
If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.