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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 19 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

 

Helpful Content

The Facts About Income Tax

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person

Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person

Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.

 

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.

A Living Trust Primer

Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

A House Divided

By understanding a few key concepts during a divorce, you may be able to avoid common pitfalls.

Bitcoin 101

Bitcoin has emerged as a digital currency that exists virtually, making it different in fundamental ways.

What is the Value of Your Business?

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

Planning for Special Needs Children

Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.

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Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Social Security Taxes

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

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

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The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: right now.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

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.

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

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