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DHJJ Financial Advisors Promotes Kathy Byrne to Principal

For Immediate Release Byrne offers investment management, financial planning, and retirement plan services NAPERVILLE, IL – September 28, 2018 – DHJJ Financial Advisors announces the promotion of Kathy Byrne, CPA, CFP®, to Principal. Byrne delivers investment management and financial planning for individuals and their families as well as retirement plan services for businesses. “Kathy truly…

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Retirement on the Horizon: A Financial Planning Checklist

Retirement is one of the biggest events you will experience in your lifetime and requires you to have a retirement checklist to plan your finances correctly. Starting that next phase of life brings about significant changes, both personally and financially. Financial freedom and security in retirement does not just happen. Retirement planning takes time, carefully…

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Life Insurance – Understanding the Tax Implications

Permanent life insurance policies (often referred to as “Whole Life Insurance”) are a contract between a policyholder and an insurance company whereby the insurance company promises to pay a designated beneficiary a sum of money (a death benefit) upon the death of an insured in exchange for a premium. In most cases, when the designated…

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Trust Planning Opportunity and the 65 Day Rule

It’s not too late to take advantage of planning opportunities for certain trusts for 2017 tax filings. Irrevocable Trusts that do not require the trustee make distributions of income and principal to the beneficiaries can take advantage of the “65 Day Rule”. This Rule allows trustees to make distributions within 65 days of the new…

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Qualified Charitable Distribution Strategies

It’s time to take a fresh look at Qualified Charitable Distributions after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Many taxpayers, especially retirees with little or no mortgage interest, will no longer itemize their deductions due to the new tax law. Taxpayers will see a nearly doubling of the standard deduction (to $24,000 for married filing…

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Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Contributions

In an era where pensions are few and far between and future Social Security benefits are in question, it’s important for individuals and their families to save for their own retirement savings. A great and simple way to save for your retirement (with potential tax savings) is through an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). IRA contributions…

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Video Overview on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for Individuals

Webinar Recording on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and its Impact on Individuals (February 28, 2018) The new tax law, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, is now in effect for 2018. How does the new law impact individuals? Terry Cicero gives an overview in an easy-to-digest webinar in under 30 minutes. Presenter: Terry Cicero…

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Video Overview on the Impacts to Businesses with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The new tax law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, is now in effect for 2018. How does the new law impact businesses and their owners? This quick, 30-minute webinar will give you an overview on what to expect. Presenter: Scott Singer If you have any questions on how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts…

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Capture Tax Savings By Paying Certain Deductions Before Year End

This article is from December 2017 and the strategies no longer apply. If you are ready to plan new strategies, please contact DHJJ Financial Advisors. Three Tax Savings Opportunities Before Tax Reform There is an opportunity for many taxpayers to accelerate some deductions into 2017 to reap significant tax savings. The Tax Reform bill now…

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Net Unrealized Appreciation: A Tax Saving Opportunity

Net Unrealized Appreciation Net unrealized appreciation (NUA) is a favorable tax planning opportunity that can often save a taxpayer tens of thousands of dollars.  However, this tax planning opportunity is often underused because most people are unaware of its existence.  In order to utilize this tax planning opportunity, an employee must own company stock in…

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What We Do

DHJJ Financial Advisors’ approach to financial planning is based on providing a full-service program that integrates individual income tax planning along with investment management, resulting in a holistic strategy to help our clients maximize their financial success. Our investment advisers are CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professionals and Certified Public Accountants which enable them to overlap their expertise in asset management, financial planning, and income tax law to provide unique solutions to our clients’ needs.

Asset Management

Custom investment portfolios based on your goals and objectives

Financial Planning

Comprehensive evaluation and analysis to assess current financial situation and plan for the future.

*Please Note: Advisory services provided by DHJJ Financial Advisors (“Advisors”), an SEC registered investment adviser. Accounting services can be provided by Advisors’ affiliated entity, DHJJ Certified Public Accountants (“CPA”), per the terms and conditions of a separate written engagement agreement. No Advisors’ client is under any obligation to engage CPA, and vice-versa. As more fully discussed in Advisors’ written disclosure Brochure, a recommendation that an Advisors’ client engage CPA, and vice-versa, presents a conflict of interest.