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Welcome to GBA Financial, your independent full-service financial firm in Rochester, Illinois. We are here to help you take a proactive approach to your personal financial situation while remaining committed to a high standard of integrity and professionalism. We look forward to using our experience to help you pursue your financial goals.

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Errors and Omissions Insurance

Errors and Omissions Insurance

E&O insurance is specifically designed to protect you, or your company, from the risk of a client’s dissatisfaction.

9 Facts About Social Security

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

9 Facts About Retirement

9 Facts About Retirement

Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.

 

Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century

Crowdfunding continues to gain momentum as more people search the Internet for financing and fundraising alternatives.

Fallen Tree Damage—Who Pays?

Your liability for damages that occur when a tree on your property falls on your neighbor’s property is not clear cut.

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

TIPS for Inflation

If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.

What’s Your Investment IQ?

You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz

Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.

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My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

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Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

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 Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

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