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.
Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement
There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.
Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For
Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.
If you find it hard to attain personal life goals, there’s an app for that!
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Even if you’re young and single, you should still consider protecting yourself.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.
Your liability for damages that occur when a tree on your property falls on your neighbor’s property is not clear cut.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?