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Welcome to DeRose FPG

Plan | Grow | Protect

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

 

Helpful Content

Events on Wall Street

Events on Wall Street

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

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

 

Asset Allocation

Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

Planning for Special Needs Children

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

What is the Value of Your Business?

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

Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?

You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?

Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century

Crowdfunding continues to gain momentum as more people search the Internet for new financing choices and fund-raising alterna

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What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

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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.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

Your DNA Test

If you have a family that relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

To Buy or Not to Buy

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

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

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