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Welcome to DeRose FPG

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Offering trusted guidance and objective advice, DeRose FPG is committed to helping individuals, families and businesses navigate the complex investment, retirement and estate planning landscape. We provide clear, easy-to-understand explanations of financial services and products while carefully creating a unique, personalized strategy with your financial objectives as the cornerstone of your financial plan. 

Count on our knowledge, passion and dedication to help you preserve and manage your assets, cater to your needs, prepare for the unexpected and provide for you and your loved ones.

Based in the Greater Chicagoland area, my firm has provided holistic, practical financial advice, as well as experienced investment management, for over 21 years. We appreciate that there are few facets of life that bring more comfort than financial sense of security. Worrying about your financial future can be a huge burden on both you and your loved ones. Put the burden in our hands. We will invest our time in you, so you can spend your time doing what matters most.

~ Karen DeRose, Founder

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Caring for Aging Parents

Caring for Aging Parents

As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.

Does Your Credit Score Affect Your Insurance Rates?

Does Your Credit Score Affect Your Insurance Rates?

Your credit score may influence how much you pay for auto and home insurance.

Estate Management Checklist

Estate Management Checklist

Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.

 

Mastering Mobile Lingo

Can you keep up with your children’s mobile slang?

Can Group, Private Disability Policies Work Together?

Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.

Yours, Mine and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriages

Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.

Types of Stock Market Analysis

Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.

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Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

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

My Retirement Savings

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

Comparing Investments

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

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5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Tax Management Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

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.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

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.

Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.

The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

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