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November 16, 2017
Wedding Bands

Planning a wedding takes quite a bit of time and effort. It involves a good deal of communication to make sure everything goes smoothly on the big day. Don’t let […]

Article
November 10, 2017
Snooping

How Do You Stack Up Against Others? Ever wonder how your finances stack up against others? Are you accumulating assets faster than your peers? How does your income compare to […]

Article
November 4, 2017
Giving Back

Charitable Giving Tax-Saving Strategies Whether you want to support the relief and recovery efforts for the victims of the recent hurricanes or support your favorite qualified charity, two lesser-known charitable […]

Market Commentary
October 18, 2017
Market Graph

Global stocks climbed 2.1% higher during September despite anxiety over the political climate in Europe and rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. U.S. stocks had a steady month, […]

Article
October 17, 2017
Savant Wealth Management

Why You Need to Wipe Your Cell Phone Before You Toss it and Other Critical Cyber Hygiene Guides Pause for a moment and recall how you disposed of your last […]

Article
August 29, 2017
Savant Wealth Management

Negotiating for a major purchase, such as a new car or home, is often a source of anxiety. We want our hard earned (and saved) money well spent and to get the most […]

Article
July 31, 2017
Savant Wealth Management

Income tax rates in Illinois increased effective July 1, 2017. Because this decision came in the middle of 2017, it created some confusion regarding how to calculate 2017 taxes and […]

Market Commentary
July 24, 2017
Market Graph

Global stocks had modest gains for the month of June, up 0.6%. The stock leader for the month was U.S. small cap, which rose 3.5%. Bonds had mostly negative returns […]

Market Commentary
June 12, 2017
Market Graph

Global stocks climbed 2.0% in May after the release of strong economic data worldwide. U.S. stock markets trailed ever so slightly with the S&P 500 Index returning 1.4%. Following a […]