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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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Tax Efficiency in Retirement

Tax Efficiency in Retirement

What role would taxes play in your investment decisions?

What Is the Dividend Yield?

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

A Living Trust Primer

A Living Trust Primer

Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

 

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.

Do Our Biases Affect Our Financial Choices?

Even the most seasoned investors have biases affecting their financial choices.

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

Millennial Money Myths: Buying a Car is Better Than Leasing

During difficult economic times, it is even more critical to be smart about where you spend your money. And it is essential to do your homework so...

Financial Fixes: 5 Tips for Handling Inheritance

Remember that family reunion you wanted to forget?

Overlooked Ways to Add Diversity to Your Portfolio

It’s an exciting time for American investors. Recent years have seen a boom in Americans investing in the stock market, with Goldman Sachs estimating U.S. households will spend $400 billion on equities in 2021, averaging an eyebrow-raising 44% allocation of their total assets to stocks. Between new technologies (like mobile trading apps) lowering the bar to entry and “meme stock” trends raising awareness, it’s no wonder so many people are waking up to the power and potential of investing.

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Historical Inflation

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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Coaches

Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

Surprises

Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

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