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.
Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts
Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.
The Most Overlooked Item of Any Home Improvement
The item most homeowners forget on their home improvement project checklist is insurance.
Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement
There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.
Here’s a guide to explain all the parts of Medicare.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Each year hundreds of children die or are injured in pool accidents. By taking seven steps, you can keep your pool safe.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.
Important items to consider when purchasing condo insurance.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
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.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.