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Welcome, we are Dorion-Gray Retirement Planning, Inc., a financial organization in Crystal Lake, 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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Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.

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Despite recent tax-law changes, many Americans are expected to pay the AMT this year.

 

What Is an Annuity?

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When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.

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If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

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There are unique risks of owning a second home and obtaining the proper coverage may protect you from financial risk.

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Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

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Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Annuity Comparison

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

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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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A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?

Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

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.

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

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