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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 20 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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Avoiding Cognitive Decline

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

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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

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

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Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

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

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

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How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

Acres of Diamonds

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

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

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