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 Do You Need a Will?
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?
Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.
Events on Wall Street
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.
Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.
Solve a mystery while learning how important your credit report is with this story-driven interactive.
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
Entrepreneurs all face the same question, “Which business structure should I adopt?”
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.