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Welcome, we are Dorion-Gray Retirement Planning, Inc., a financial organization with offices in Crystal Lake, Vernon Hills and Warrenville, IL. We understand that individuals face unique challenges as they build wealth and plan for the future. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether your goal is preparing for retirement, saving for college, or managing your estate, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.

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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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Historical Inflation

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

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

Comparing Investments

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

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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The New Wild West: Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.

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In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

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The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

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