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Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Contributions

In an era where pensions are few and far between and future Social Security benefits are in question, it’s important for individuals and their families to save for their own retirement savings. A great and simple way to save for your retirement (with potential tax savings) is through an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). IRA contributions…

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Why Should You Consider Opening a Health Savings Account?

Health Savings Accounts, commonly referred to as HSAs, are a lot like personal savings accounts except the money you put into them is used to pay for “qualified medical expenses.” In order to be eligible to open and contribute to an HSA, your health insurance plan must be considered a “high deductible health plan”. Your…

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When Should I Switch from Managing My Own Investments to Utilizing the Services of a Financial Advisor?

Not every investor feels like they need a professional financial advisor. Many investors feel that they have the knowledge to manage their investments on their own. In addition, some people just don’t want to pay the fees of a financial advisor for something they feel they can do themselves. When it comes to investing, a…

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Trust Planning Opportunity and the 65 Day Rule

65 Day Rule Benefit for Trustees and Their Beneficiaries March 5, 2019 is the last day It’s not too late to take advantage of planning opportunities for certain trusts for 2018 tax filings. Irrevocable Trusts that do not require the trustee to make distributions of income to the beneficiaries can take advantage of the “65…

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Retirement Planning Strategies to Avoid Higher Medicare Premiums

When planning for their clients’ retirement, most financial advisors tell their clients to utilize 401(k) accounts and IRAs to accumulate as much as possible in these tax-deferred accounts. Allowing these accounts to grow tax-deferred is a great way to save for a person’s secure retirement. However, accumulating a large 401(k) or IRA can come along…

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Estate Planning Basics and Avoiding Probate With A Living Trust

One of the most important parts of the financial planning process is estate planning. Many people mistakenly believe that estate planning is only necessary for the wealthy.  In reality, a basic estate plan is essential for everyone in order reduce uncertainty, eliminate unnecessary costs, and reduce stress for loved ones after a death. Estate Planning…

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How Does The Illinois Estate Tax Affect You?

As we approach year end, it is important to review how your family may be impacted by an Illinois tax that does not receive much media attention: the Illinois estate tax. Illinois is one of twelve states to have its own estate tax separate from the federal estate tax. Estates that are exempt from the…

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DHJJ Financial Advisors Promotes Kathy Byrne to Principal

For Immediate Release Byrne offers investment management, financial planning, and retirement plan services NAPERVILLE, IL – September 28, 2018 – DHJJ Financial Advisors announces the promotion of Kathy Byrne, CPA, CFP®, to Principal. Byrne delivers investment management and financial planning for individuals and their families as well as retirement plan services for businesses. “Kathy truly…

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Retirement on the Horizon: A Financial Planning Checklist

Retirement is one of the biggest events you will experience in your lifetime and requires you to have a retirement checklist to plan your finances correctly. Starting that next phase of life brings about significant changes, both personally and financially. Financial freedom and security in retirement does not just happen. Retirement planning takes time, carefully…

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Life Insurance – Understanding the Tax Implications

Permanent life insurance policies (often referred to as “Whole Life Insurance”) are a contract between a policyholder and an insurance company whereby the insurance company promises to pay a designated beneficiary a sum of money (a death benefit) upon the death of an insured in exchange for a premium. In most cases, when the designated…

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What We Do

DHJJ Financial Advisors’ approach to financial planning is based on providing a full-service program that integrates individual income tax planning along with investment management, resulting in a holistic strategy to help our clients maximize their financial success. Our investment advisers are CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professionals and Certified Public Accountants which enable them to overlap their expertise in asset management, financial planning, and income tax law to provide unique solutions to our clients’ needs.

Asset Management

Custom investment portfolios based on your goals and objectives

Financial Planning

Comprehensive evaluation and analysis to assess current financial situation and plan for the future.

*Please Note: Advisory services provided by DHJJ Financial Advisors (“Advisors”), an SEC registered investment adviser. Accounting services can be provided by Advisors’ affiliated entity, DHJJ Certified Public Accountants (“CPA”), per the terms and conditions of a separate written engagement agreement. No Advisors’ client is under any obligation to engage CPA, and vice-versa. As more fully discussed in Advisors’ written disclosure Brochure, a recommendation that an Advisors’ client engage CPA, and vice-versa, presents a conflict of interest.