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September 2022 Newsletter




In September, We Celebrate 401(k) Day!

We’ve had plenty of clients contact us recently to go over their retirement plans, specifically their 401(k)s. Whether it’s 401(k) day, or just a random Tuesday, it’s always a good idea to check your options and evaluate your roadmap to retirement!

With interest rates on the rise, how is this affecting your everyday purchases? We already know inflation is ravaging all around us, but how do these economic factors affect the housing market? With interest rates now hitting 6% in September (highest since 2008), let’s take a quick look at this chart to see how far your monthly mortgage payment is actually getting you.



How Your Retirement May Be Taxed

Worried about taxes during retirement? Let’s look at some of the ways different types of retirement income are taxed.

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One Pencil Can Write Approximately 45,000 Words

Ever wonder how much use you get out of your standard #2? 45,000 words is equivalent to drawing a straight line that goes on for 35 miles. Despite this, on average, pencils can only be sharpened about 17 times.



What the Red-Hot Job Market Means for Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic kicked off a severe labor shortage — and quite possibly the most worker-friendly job market in many years. Unpredictable demand shifts exposed pre-existing mismatches between the knowledge and skills of available workers and the tasks for which they are needed. 

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Frosted Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

These Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Cups are hard to resist.

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A Look Inside:

You might have desires during retirement, such as traveling, purchasing property, or moving to be closer to your family (or farther away). You may also want your assets to provide for your loved ones after you are gone. The truth is that it takes more than just money to fulfill those needs and desires. Your income, your plans for retirement, your future healthcare expenses, and the continued accumulation of your assets after you stop working and drawing a paycheck all rely on one thing: You

You'll Learn:
  • ​Investment Solutions
  • Social Security Strategies
  • Legacy Planning
  • Asset Organization

Come in for a complimentary consultation and receive an autographed copy of our book!

Local authors and financial professionals Ron and Karen Dowling reveal strategies to getting your legacy, retirement and income planning in order with their new book!



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Advisory services are offered by Chancellor Financial Services, Inc a Registered Investment Advisor in the State of IL. Insurance services offered through Dowling Consulting Services, Inc. dba, Dowling Legacy & Retirement, an affiliated company. Neither Chancellor Financial Services, Inc., nor Dowling Legacy & Retirement are affiliated with or endorsed by the Social Security Administration or any government agency.

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