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Friday, April 12, 2024

UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Illinois Economy Going Great

 

Thursday, March 14, 2024

GET OUT

 

Friday, February 23, 2024

A written financial strategy can lead to financial confidence.  I have found over the years that those clients who have a plan are more confident and relaxed that they will achieve their financial goals.  If you would like to...

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Technology is ever changing.  Compare the computers it took for the first Apollo mission versus your smartphone.  Wow what a difference!  Well now technology might be able to assist you with your taxes in 2024.  If...

 

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

CONGRATULATIONS to LINDSAY FLANAGAN on her 8th place finish at the Olympic Trials on February 3, 2024.  Lindsay earned the distinction of being a top 10 US Women's Marathoner.  What an accomplishment!  We are so proud of...

 

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Our daughter Lindsay will be competing on February 3, 2024, for the right to represent the USA at the Olympics in Paris this Summer.  Lindsay’s 9th place finish at the World Games in Budapest 2023 has prepared her for this...

 

Monday, January 29, 2024

Tax Refunds can be an excellent way to save, payoff bills along with a number of other options.  The link below may help provide you with other ways to help you create a more stable financial future. Intelligent Strategies for...

 

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

PROPERTY TAX vs PROPERTY VALUE

 

Friday, January 19, 2024

Are you concerned about retaining your principal and not losing value due to market fluctuation?  Do you have cash that is not earning enough to potentially keep up with inflation?  Would like to possibly reduce your income...

 

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Many of us have either known someone who needed memory assistance or have dealt with a family member or loved one who has memory issues.  Below is a website that might help provide some information and guidance.  Hopefully...

 

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

If you are thinking about a major purchase the attached article might be of interest. PAVING YOUR PATH

 

Monday, December 18, 2023

 

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

2023 Recap and What's Ahead in 2024   As we get ready to turn the page on 2023 and welcome the new year with all its possibilities, we’d like to take some time to reflect on the year that was—the notable events,...

 

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

 

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Loss aversion is a cognitive bias that explains why individuals feel the pain of loss twice as intensively as the equivalent pleasure of gain.   You’d assume the sweetness of a win outshines the sourness of defeat. But...

 

Thursday, November 16, 2023

 

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Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Currently for the month of October Goldman Sachs is offering a Callable CD which can earn 11% annually.  Market Linked CD offers FDIC, Principal Protection along with an Estate Feature.  If you are looking for an option that...

 

Thursday, October 12, 2023

MEDICARE ENROLLMENT NAVIGATING MEDICARE WORKBOOK

 

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

This past Sunday my youngest son and I ran the Chicago Marathon.  His time was much faster, but fortunately our entire family was able to be here and watch us conquer the 26.2.  Truth be told everyone was surprised when I...

 

Monday, September 18, 2023

 

Monday, August 28, 2023

CONGRATULATIONS TO LINDSAY FLANAGAN ON HER 9TH PLACE FINISH AT THE WORLD GAMES IN BUDAPEST! Lindsay Interview

 

Sunday, July 23, 2023

THE FRAGILE DECADE

 

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

 

Thursday, June 22, 2023

DO RETIREES NEED MORE INCOME?

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Why work with a financial advisor?Value of a financial advisor

 

Friday, June 9, 2023

 

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

CHANGE YOUR MINDSET

 

Saturday, May 27, 2023

 

Thursday, May 18, 2023

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

WILL ILLINOIS PUBLIC PENSIONS SURVIVE

 

Friday, May 5, 2023

$1.5B IN LOSSES - NO BIG DEAL

 

Monday, April 17, 2023

WIDOW / WIDOWER TAX EFFECT

 

Friday, April 14, 2023

CAN SOCIAL SECURITY BE SAVED?

 

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

College costs continue to rise making a higher education harder to achieve.  Attached is information that may help you or someone you know minimize those expenses.Going to College Without Student Loans

 

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Dementia Are you prepared?

 

Friday, March 17, 2023

COULD BIDEN & THE FED HAVE CAUSED THE SVB COLLAPSE?

 

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

 

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

 

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

It is with great honor that Flanagan Financial Services has earned the Orland Park Business Hall of Fame for the 7th Consecutive Year.  We could not achieve this honor without your support.  Thank you!Orland Park Business...

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Often times we receive calls asking for information on various assisted living or other types of housing for our loved ones.  Below are three links that might be helpful should you need assistance please call or email and we can...

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

BECAUSE WE VALUE YOU & YOUR FAMILY

 

Friday, February 17, 2023

In an effort to continue to bring you information that can help make informed decisions, I have taken this opportunity to provide material on Medicare along with a video link which you might find educational.  After reviewing the...

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

SPECIAL EXPENSES ACCOUNT

 

Monday, February 13, 2023

TAX PLANNING DOES MATTER

 

Monday, February 6, 2023

CASH vs INCOME DON'T CONFUSE THE TWO

 

Friday, February 3, 2023

It’s back…Illinois’ Sen. Martwick to again push for a progressive tax, even as U.S. states overwhelmingly move toward flat or zero income taxes. – Wirepoints | Wirepoints

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

PDF Version Please Click - MEDICARE INCOME RELATED MONTHLY ADJUSTMENT AMOUNT

 

Friday, December 23, 2022

What is important to you for 2023? At this time of year, we may have the opportunity to reflect on the past year.  Many of us may have had the “List of Things to Do”.  Unfortunately, we may not have...

 

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

To view the PDF Version Please click the link - MERRY CHRISTMAS HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Please Click the Link for PDF Version -Are State County & Municipal Pensions Solvent?Illinois pension debts jump back up to $140 billion, state shortchanges its annual contribution by $4.4 billion – Wirepoints | Wirepoints

 

Friday, December 9, 2022

PDF Version Please Click -PROPERTY TAXES - INFLATION?

 

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

If you are looking for information on ways to help keep up with bills or other payments, you can visit the website link below.https://www.caring.com/best-bill-management-services/

 

Monday, November 21, 2022

DON'T FORGET TO VERIFY YOUR MEDICARE BENEFITSPlease click the link for PDF version.

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

THINGS ARE DIFFERENT THIS TIMEPlease click the link to view the printed version.

 

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Achieving Financial Independence

 

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

LTC Cost Avg 2021LTC RealitiesVID2677-The Basics_ LTC Insurance Video FINAL (brightcove.net)

 

Monday, October 24, 2022

Please click for PDF Version Generating Retirement Income from Your 401k, 457, 403b or Other Retirement Assets

 

Thursday, October 20, 2022

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST  

 

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

HUGE SS INCREASE COMES WITH DRAWBACKS FOR SOME SENIORS!--Please Click for PDF Version

 

Monday, October 3, 2022

Is 0% Better Than 8.5%? Please click the link for a printed version of the blog.

 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

INFLATION IS HERE ARE YOU READY?

 

Thursday, September 8, 2022

DO YOU THINK YOU NEED MORE INCOME?

 

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

 

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Exciting News! I am working with a new publisher to relaunch my eBook.  Stay tuned for information on how a family member, colleague or yourself can purchase this helpful resource!

 

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

What Does Inflation Mean to You?

 

Friday, August 19, 2022

It Doesn't Matter Until It Matters

 

Monday, August 8, 2022

Chicago's Massive Inflation

 

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Do You Have A Long-Term Care Plan

 

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

 

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

 

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Congratulations to Lindsay Flanagan for setting a New Course Record and her 1st Place finish at the Gold Coast Marathon - Australia. Lindsay's 2:24:43 now ranks her 10th of US Women marathoners who have had 1st Place Finishes. It was a...

 

Monday, June 27, 2022

Children are our future and teaching them to be responsible with their money could be a valuable life lesson.  To that end, attached is something you might find helpful in teaching children about money.  I would welcome you...

 

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Monday, April 11, 2022

 

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

 

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

 

Monday, November 29, 2021

 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Lab Rats of Retirement

 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

 

Monday, October 18, 2021

 

Thursday, September 30, 2021

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

 

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

 

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Health care maybe one expense that is mandatory in retirement. Do you have a plan on how to cover that major expense? If not maybe the link can provide you with some assistance. Should you like to discuss you situation in more detail,...

 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Overtime there have principles that work in many industries. You might experience long-term financial goals by utilizing "Timeless Principles". Check out the attached link for concepts that might help you achieve your financial goals....

 

Thursday, July 8, 2021

As you approach or journey through retirement there maybe important issue to keep an eye out for that might need to be addressed or might be a concern. Hopefully this information you will find helpful. Any questions, please give me a...

 

Saturday, July 3, 2021

 

Monday, June 28, 2021

 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

 

Saturday, May 22, 2021

 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Social Security may play an important role in your retirement income. If you are interested in learning more about your Social Security benefit, attached is a link to one of partners, Nationwide. The Nationwide Social Security analyzer...

 

Monday, May 17, 2021

 

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

 

Monday, April 19, 2021

 

Monday, April 12, 2021

 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

 

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Confused about tax incentives? Wait until you watch the latest Flanagan Financial Services video?

 

Thursday, March 11, 2021

 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

 

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Saturday, January 30, 2021

 

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

 

Monday, November 16, 2020

 

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Securities and investment advisory services offered through Woodbury Financial Services, Inc. (WFS), member FINRA/SIPC. WFS is separately owned and other entities and/or marketing names, products or services referenced here are independent

 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

 

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Friday, July 10, 2020

 

Monday, June 29, 2020

Social Security & Medicare Solvency Discussion

 

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Parents are often amazed when their children finally become adults. Turning 18 is a celebratory milestone, and no doubt the experience will leave you wondering how the years flew by so quickly. And even though your child will always...

 

Thursday, June 18, 2020