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.
The Five Basics of Financial Literacy
How literate are you when it comes to your finances? Brush up with these five basics.
Retiring the 4% Rule
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
Trends in Charitable Giving
Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.
To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.
Concerns over identity theft continue to grow, especially with data breaches at major companies and financial institutions.
Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
The terms Medicare and Medicaid sound similar but are two very different things. Learn the differences in this informative article.
The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.
Explaining the SECURE Act and how the changes affect your retirement strategy.
It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial professional about changes in your situation.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.