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Welcome to RetireWell

Tom Kedzie CFP®, MBA


Your Financial Future

Today’s economic environment can present many challenges. But along with these challenges come opportunities for those who plan ahead. Whether you are years away from retirement- or in the midst of retirement- we can be of help to you!

What Sets RetireWell Apart?

  • Planning-based advice: we create a custom plan just for you.
  • Holistic: our comprehensive planning looks at all the pieces.
  • Experience: Tom is a CFP® professional with 20+ years experience.
  • Financial wellness: as educators, we believe that total well-being includes physical, emotional and financial health.

We are a specialized group of professionals, focusing on retirement planning. Our services address all facets of your retirement, including Medicare and Social Security optimization, investments, pensions, long term care, retirement income and estate planning.

On our website you will find valuable information for evaluating your current financial position and progress toward your retirement goals. There are educational videos, presentations, calculators and articles designed to help you learn more about managing your personal finances.

Let us help you secure your financial future. For a complimentary retirement review, please call us today at (773) 380-8533.

Helpful Content

Understanding the SECURE Act

Understanding the SECURE Act

Explaining the SECURE Act and how the changes affect your retirement strategy.

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

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.

 

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.

What Is an Annuity?

Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.

The Business Cycle

Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.

A Look at Diversification

Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

Critical Estate Documents

Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.

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Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

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5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

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The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

Choosing a Mortgage

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

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

The Other Sure Thing

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

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