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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 18 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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The Cost of Procrastination

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

Dropping off your son or daughter is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.

 

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

Buy/sell agreements may help a business be better prepared in the event of the death of a principal or key employee.

The Business Cycle

Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.

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Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

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Tax Management Strategies

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

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

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

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 Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting, and whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

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