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 Half Million Dollar Baby
The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.
Variable Universal Life Insurance
Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.
Protecting Your Home Against Flood Loss
Protect yourself against the damage that your homeowners policy doesn’t cover.
Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.
Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.
The item most homeowners forget on their home improvement project checklist is insurance.
Good employee health can be great for the company’s bottom line.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
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
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?