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Financial Strategies, One Future at a Time

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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Asset Allocation

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Rebalancing Your Portfolio

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Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

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

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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.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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Coaches

Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

18 Years Worth of Days

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

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

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