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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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Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

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This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

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

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Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

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

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