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.
When Does Your Personal Car Become a Commercial Vehicle?
At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?
What Is My Current Cash Flow?
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned
Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.
Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Young and Single
Even if you’re young and single, you should still consider protecting yourself.
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.
Women and Financial Strategies
Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.
Types of Stock Market Analysis
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Gun Ownership and Your Homeowners Policy
Gun owners need to make sure that their homeowners policy covers the full value of their firearm(s) as personal liability.
Dog Bites Neighbor. Now What?
Even dogs have bad days. So, what happens when your dog bites a neighbor or passing pedestrian?
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Federal Income Tax
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Potential Income from an IRA
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Can I Refinance My Mortgage?
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
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.
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Investment Strategies for Retirement
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Your Cash Flow Statement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Protecting Those Who Matter Most
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Managing Your Lifestyle
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
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The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Risk Tolerance: What’s Your Style?
Learn about what risk tolerance really means in this helpful and insightful video.
Retirement and Quality of Life
Asking the right questions about how you can save money for retirement without sacrificing your quality of life.
When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities
What is your plan for health care during retirement?