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We are on a mission to equip you to realize your vision for a vibrant future. Developing a strategic financial plan crafted around your unique aspirations is just the starting point. Allow us the privilege of doing life with you as you take ownership of your future and write your own story.

We are Favia Group, a team of expert financial advisors just outside the Chicago metro area. Our firm is defined by more than 80 years of collective financial expertise, and we aren’t stopping now. It’s our goal to see you live an empowered life, facing your future unafraid. That’s why our financial planning philosophy is rooted in developing others through continual progress. We simply aren’t satisfied with the status quo. We see the story beyond the numbers in financial planning. From small business owners to baby boomers and millennials, we want to help you achieve the things in life most important to you.

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Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

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Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction

The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.

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Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

 

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.

The Anatomy of an Index

The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.

Putting a Price Tag On Your Health

Being healthy not only makes you feel good, it may also help you financially.

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A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Bi-Weekly Payments

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

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

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?

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

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

18 Years Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?

Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

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