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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

Planning for the Expected

Planning for the Expected

You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.

Building Your Legacy

Building Your Legacy

A four-step framework for building a personal legacy.

 

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

Gap Insurance for Leased Cars

If you’re thinking of leasing a new car, then you shouldn’t forget about gap insurance.

Are You Ready for Your Portfolio to Make a Difference?

Learn about the rise of Impact Investing and how it may benefit you.

Inflation - Back to the Future

Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.

When Does Your Personal Car Become a Commercial Vehicle?

At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?

Split Annuity Strategy

Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.

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What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Historical Inflation

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

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.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Social Security Taxes

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

Disability Income

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

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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The Long Run: Women and Retirement

For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

The Cycle of Investing

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

How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

Where Is the Market Headed?

We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

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