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Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Steven Simons

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(847) 518-8977  

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Your Financial Future

Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.

Our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.

Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search my website, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

Helpful Content

How Retirement Spending Changes With Time

How Retirement Spending Changes With Time

It can be difficult for clients to imagine how much they’ll spend in retirement. This short, insightful article is useful for jumpstarting a conversation about retirement spending, spending habits, and potential medical costs.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

 

Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.

Will Power

Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

Tax & Estate Strategies for Married LGBTQ+ Couples

Learn how to maximize your tax and estate strategy as a married member of the LGBTQ+ community.

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.

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Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

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When Markets React

When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

Leaving Your Lasting Legacy

Want to do more with your wealth? You might want to consider creating a charitable foundation.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

What Smart Investors Know

Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

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