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1400 E. Lake Cook Rd
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Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Steven Simons

Investment Advisor Representative

(847) 518-8977  

Surprise! You’ve Got Money! 18 Years Worth of Days Bridging the Confidence Gap Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

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

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

When Does Your Personal Car Become a Commercial Vehicle?

When Does Your Personal Car Become a Commercial Vehicle?

At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?

Password Protection Strategies

Password Protection Strategies

Simple steps may help you foil hackers and protect your privacy.

 

Personal Finance Tips for Military Families

Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

A Look at Whole Life Insurance

Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.

New Trends Redefine Travel

The latest trends in travel reflect a rich menu of exciting new possibilities.

What's So Great About a Rollover?

Making a career move requires tough decisions, not the least of which is what to do with the funds in your retirement plan.

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Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

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.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

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Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

When Do You Need a Will?

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

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

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

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

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