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Understanding Today's Financial Environment

Welcome. We're Oakton Investment Management, a financial organization in Skokie, IL. We understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether your goal is preparing for retirement, college savings, or estate strategy, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.

Our professionals have years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you through all stages of your life.

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Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.

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How Financial Advisors Are Compensated

Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

 

Fallen Tree Damage—Who Pays?

Your liability for damages that occur when a tree on your property falls on your neighbor’s property is not clear cut.

Countering Counterfeit Currency

Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.

Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.

IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.

Critical Estate Documents

Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.

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For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.

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Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Annuity Comparison

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

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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Perception vs. Reality

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

Your DNA Test

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

Events on Wall Street

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

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

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