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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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What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

Catch-Up Contributions

Catch-Up Contributions

Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.

A Living Trust Primer

A Living Trust Primer

Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

 

Get Paid for Going Green

Those looking into environmentally minded home modifications may get a boost from Uncle Sam’s tax incentives.

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

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For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.

Three Key Questions to Answer Before Taking Social Security

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Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

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This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that home, you invested that money?

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invest instead?

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