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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 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

 

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Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.

Raise Your Retirement Income

Raise Your Retirement Income

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

Password Protection Strategies

Password Protection Strategies

Simple steps may help you foil hackers and protect your privacy.

 

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

Thinking of Retiring Abroad?

However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.

What Is an Annuity?

Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.

Choosing a Retirement Plan that Fits Your Business

To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.

Saving on Fitness Membership Costs

There are ways to improve your physical fitness without denting your fiscal fitness.

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Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Paying Off a Credit Card

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

Lifetime of Earnings

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

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

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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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.

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.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

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Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

Events on Wall Street

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

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

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

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.

Raise Your Retirement Income

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

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

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