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Wealth Manager vs Financial Advisor What's the Difference

Wealth Manager vs Financial Advisor: What’s the Difference?

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be a millionaire to get professional financial help. However, it pays to know which service will fit your needs. Depending on your situation, you may choose to work with a financial advisor or a wealth manager. While these terms are often used interchangeably, there are distinct differences

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Hagemann Wealth Talks About What a Wealth Manager is and Why You Might Need One

Hagemann Wealth Talks About What a Wealth Manager is and Why You Might Need One

Wealth management firms in Illinois offer an extensive range of investment strategies including financial assessments, estate planning, retirement planning, and tax advice. In addition to financial advice, they may also provide legal assistance services. This investment strategy caters to clients with high investment readiness and portfolios, which they will use to fund a tailored investment

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the importance of diversification in investing

The Importance of Diversification in Investing

Diversification in investing refers to investing across different asset classes, securities, industries, and companies. Financial advisors in Illinois would also sometimes suggest investing in other geographic locations. However, not many investors understand the importance of such economic diversification. In simple terms, it means not putting all your eggs in one basket, but why? Let’s find

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How much should I contribute to my 401k

How Much Should I Contribute to My 401(K)?

Financial advisors in Illinois constantly face clients asking about the ideal amount to invest in their 401(k). However, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Although most financial institutions may suggest between 15% and 20% of your income, how much you should contribute to your 401(k) depends on your financial situation. Other factors that

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types of investments

Types of Investments

When you’re considering investing, there are many vehicles to choose from. Each of them can be viable for long-term growth. However, there are unique advantages and disadvantages to each. Knowing them will help you decide what investment to choose when you talk to your financial advisors in Illinois. Bonds A bond is a loan you

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How Do You Know When It's Time to Retire?

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Retire?

Most people aim for 60-65 years of age for retirement. But age is not the only factor to consider when deciding that you’re really ready to retire. So how do you know it’s time to retire? Well, there’s not a set criterion for determining that it’s time to retire. But there are some signs that

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The Gender Wage Gap and Its Impact on Women’s Retirement

The Gender Wage Gap and Its Impact on Women’s Retirement

Women have a more difficult time getting into financial planning as compared to men. While there may be many causes to this effect, the one that stood out to us was the wage gap between the two genders. Here’s how income disparity gets in the way of retirement planning for women. The Glaring Difference in

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What Are the Six Steps in the Financial Planning Process?

What Are the Six Steps in the Financial Planning Process?

Having a solid financial plan can help you manage your finances wisely and steer clear of debts. This process is an important part of wealth management that can be addressed when you keep track of your finances. The process involves 6 key steps that revolve around evaluating your expenses, establishing financial goals, and working toward

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IRA or 401(k): Which is Right for You

IRA or 401(k): Which is Right for You

Individual retirement account (IRA) and 401(k) are both great plans available in the U.S. for retirement savings. Both the plans are quite similar and come with tax-advantaged features. Therefore, it naturally gets confusing for people to choose between the two. Many financial advisors you consult would recommend you opt for both IRA and 401(k) plans.

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