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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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Dog Bites Neighbor. Now What?

Dog Bites Neighbor. Now What?

Even dogs have bad days. So, what happens when your dog bites a neighbor or passing pedestrian?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

Succeeding at Business Succession

Succeeding at Business Succession

There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.

 

Filing Final Tax Returns for the Deceased

The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

Creative Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Five creative (and inexpensive) ideas for motivating your employees.

Navigating Retirement Pitfalls

Why are they made again and again? Making sense of these errors in judgement.

Women on the Rise

Explore the growing influence women wield over the economy with this handy infographic.

Debt Stress

There’s a link between debt and stress.

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Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

Disability Income

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

Comparing Investments

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

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

What Is the Dividend Yield?

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

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.

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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.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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18 Years’ Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

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

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?

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.

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

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