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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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Annuity Comparison

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

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.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

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.

 

Please Leave Home Without It

Concerns over identity theft continue to grow, especially with data breaches at major companies and financial institutions.

What is the Value of Your Business?

Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.

Raising Healthy Children

Healthy habits are one of the greatest gifts to give your child.

Tips for Finding Care for Your Disabled Child

The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.

Is Term Life Insurance for You?

Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

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Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

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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.

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 Long Run: Women and Retirement

For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.

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.

The Wild West of Data Theft

Learn about cyber liability insurance in this entertaining video.

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.

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