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A few years ago, we were probably a financial adviser's worst nightmare. We could only answer about half of
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's questions as far as where all our money was (many items had been moved, plus we had just physically moved houses and misplaced many documents in the process).
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patiently walked us through establishing a baseline for what a healthy financial plan looks like today, and what we needed to to to prepare for our future. Within a few weeks, we went from only knowing where about 75% of our money was and should be, to knowing where every penny was and watched our portfolio grow.
He's very versed in the myriad of options available, and was able to provide
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advice for not only managing our own finances, but how to do that in the context of owning our own small business.
He is always professional, unbiased, and responsive to inquiries.
- JOSEPH C.
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I have worked with
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for over 10 years. He looks at your entire financial picture in order to design a comprehensive financial plan that meets your unique needs. He is well educated and has earned a lot of credentials, he makes financial planning easy to understand, he's thorough and provides detailed analysis reports.
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is very professional, he has always gotten me a great return on my investments and I would highly recommend him.
- Susan R.
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was very easy to work with. His office is a long distance from my home so we handled everything via phone and email.
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provided the information I sought in a detailed manner and responded exactly when he said he would. I would be happy to use his services again in the future.
- Ryan W.
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In early November 2013 I began looking into a Cash Balance plan to enhance my office’s profit sharing and 401k plans. I was using the Third Party Administrator (TPA) Great Lakes Pension for my 401k and I looked at two other companies The Benefit Advantage (TBA) and The Retirement Advantage (TRA). Each of the three companies gave proposals for costs associated with setting up the Cash Balance plans (CBO) and ongoing annual costs associated with running the plans. Upon receiving the quotes, it appeared that TRA was the lowest. We had numerous email correspondences about the process and on November 13th I signed a contract to proceed to set up the plans using TRA. The front page of the contract showed that I would us be executing this agreement with TRA, through their agent
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the financial advisor and Great West, the fund management company.
However, on November 18 (15 days after I signed the contract),
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wrote that he was unable to get back with me sooner because he was traveling, but he needed to inform me that the fee structure that was quoted would be different than what was presented. My apologies for the lack of immediate feedback. I’m traveling this week in the UP. I understand the concern with the difference in cost between the standard and custom design. I did not present the custom pricing based on the conversations surrounding the $100k contribution goal Dr.
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expressed. I do not want anyone to think that I purposely did not disclose the fees associated with the custom plan design. With that said, I have reached out to actuarial partner,
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, Inc. to discuss the reasons surrounding fees and if there is anything we can do to accommodate Dr.
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. Please see his email below and the attached marketing piece that discusses Standard v. Custom designs. I will follow up with a revised proposal that illustrates the $3000 set up and annuals of $4200. I hope the decision is to continue to partner with The Retirement Advantage and Great West. If I can be of further assistance or additional information is required, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Regards,

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He attempted to explain that their actuarial partner,
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set their fees differently for different types of plans. I had my office manager tell
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to hold off on processing our plans through TRA until we had more clarity about what appeared to be a Bait and Switch. Then, in early December
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notified me that since
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would be calculating the actuary tables, they would also have to manage the funds within their own proprietary funds. That is, we would not be able to use Great West. Understand that the fees associated with
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funds are exorbitant and the company is poorly rated. So, we would have to pay more to have the plan managed as well as pay more for each fund within the plan and endure much higher risks.

I would think that since the original contract is signed between a specific set of parties, and that one of those parties, namely Great West was disqualified by TRA, the original contract, dated November 3rd would be
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and void.
Regardless, TRA sent me to collections to obtain $3,500 for their services even though they will not be handing any of my moneys.


- Michael F.
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My husband was arrested for having drugs in the car with him. He was arrested and taken to the Van Nuys City Jail in the Valley. I called the Jail to find out what it took to get him out of jail before he had to go to work in the morning. When the jail employee told me the bail bond was $20,000 I almost cried. Then I did some research and called
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across the street from the Van Nuys city jail. And a very kind bail agent was able to calm me down and walk me through the entire bail bonds process. She was patient and very understanding. She was able to inform me that just because the bail bonds is set at $20,000 does not mean that is my only option. The bondsmen told me that they would be able to get him out of jail within 4 hours, and he would make it to work. But in order to do that I would need to pay the bail bonds company 10% of the set bail. In my case the 10% fee was $2,000. I agreed to go ahead and start the application and get my husband out of this nasty jail house thanks to
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agents.
- Gayane K.
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It went well. He put me in a couple of different reputable financial products. I invested some with an annuity for long term goals and in a gas/oil product for my short term goals. I'm very pleased with his knowledge and ability to call back.
- Abraham O.
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and I in all facets of our
financial planning since about 10 years before my retirement in 1998, at age 62.
We retired to a lovely 55+ community in southern Arizona, and continue to utilize their guidance.

We regard their firm as trustworthy, and committed to the financial success of their clients.
NOTE: Cost of services is
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- william B.
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T.J. showed up on time in the morning, which is important to us. I would like to also point out, more specifically, he came TO US! We loved that personal touch and going out of his way to service his clients. Everyone else we have worked with in the past has made us come into their office. Insurance and retirement is not a terribly fun thing to discuss so we loved the fact that we get to be in the comfort of our home, T.J. comes in and caters to us and our needs, and we can be more efficient with OUR time and done quicker. We loved it. Service like when doctors used to make house calls. This is not done enough nowadays.
He was very knowledgeable about his business and our needs, clear, concise, and explained every thing in a language we could understand. We were shown multiple companies so we didn't feel like we were guided down a path that wasn't best for us.
They even helped us with retirement strategies and optimizing our retirement nest egg to better suit our needs!
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was a joy to work with and for any and all retirement/Life insurance/LongTermCare insurance needs I would highly recommend.
- Doris P.
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GREAT!
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provided me with as much information as possible. I was exceeding happy with the visit to his office. He is a very compassionate human being. We went through all documents and I felt comfortable with his suggestions about how to proceed on my financial plan. I am highly impressed with this man and his skills.
- MELBA W.
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It went amazing. They were professional, helpful, and truly cared about my claim being paid. I would strong recommend
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to anyone who is looking for a top quality insurance broker.
- brian D.
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3 Pointe Financial

8001 Irvine Center Dr
Irvine, CA

A G M Investment Group

24W671 Woodcrest Dr
Naperville, IL

AAA - Lincoln Park

2121 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL

AAA - Michigan Avenue (Chicago)

307 N Michigan Ave #104
Chicago, IL

AC-U-TAX ACCOUNTING & TAX SVC

1300 E IRVING PARK RD
Streamwood, IL

ace Debt Consolidation

16 Douglas Avenue
Elgin, Il

Adage Accounting

350 S Schmale Rd Ste 160
Carol Stream, IL

Adage Accounting Inc.

350 S. Schmale Road Ste 160
Carol Stream, IL

Affinity

1005 W Lake St
Addison, IL

All @ 1 Insurance & Financial Services

1212 North Seminary Ave
Woodstock, IL

Allegiant Group Inc

189 W Clarkston Rd Ste 1
Lake Orion, MI

Allsup Inc

300 Allsup Pl
Belleville, IL

AMERICAN FEDERAL MORTGAGE CORP

1 LAUREL DR
Flanders, NJ

American Virtual Associates

304 Whitelaw Avenue
East Alton, IL

Americas Benefits Group

500 N. Randall Rd
Batavia, IL

Ameriprise Financial

605 W. Main Street
Geneva, IL

AMG Legacy Planning

10100 W Sample Rd
Pompano Beach, FL

Apex Credit Solutions

1110 South Avenue
Staten Island, NY

Assured Concepts Group, Ltd.

1141 East Main St.
Dundee, IL

Baranowski Insurance Agency

1467 Joliet street
Dyer, IN

BELL ASSOC CPA

8 S MICHIGAN #2016
Chicago, IL

Boost Credit 101

3773 E Cherry Creek North Dr
Denver, CO

Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp

140 S 68th St
West Des Moines, IA

Bruce Beddard Mortgage Team

44 Kingsport Dr
Schaumburg, IL

Business & Professional Consultants, Ltd. CPA's

155 N Pfingsten #325
Deerfield, Il

Capital Bankcard

Antioch, IL

CareOne Debt Relief Services

8930 Stanford Blvd
Columbia, MD

Catalano, Caboor & Company

101 West 22nd Street
Lombard, IL

Charles Stewart Agency

1016 W Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL

Ciardella & Associates Ltd CPA's

415 W Golf Rd
Arlington Heights, IL

Citibank

Chicago, IL

Citizens First National Bank

606 S Main St
Princeton, IL

clear rivers Debt Consolidation

446 S Chicago St
Joliet, Il

Clearpoint Insurance and Financial Services

1979 Mill Street Suite 205
Naperville, IL

CM Financial & Family

411 W Cuba Rd
Barrington, IL

Common Wealth Investment LLC

PO Box 16010
Louisville, KY

COUNTRY Financial

6415 W. 63rd St
Chicago, IL

COUNTRY INSURANCE & FINANCIAL

4708 N MILWAUKEE AVE
Chicago, IL

COUNTRY Insurance & Financial Services

2835 W 95th St
Evergreen Park, IL

Credit Repair Chicago

211719 S Halsted St
Chicago, Il

Daly Investment Management

180 N LaSalle St Suite 3700
Chicago, IL

Daniel Castino

5215 Old Orchard Rd
Elk Grove Village, IL

David Kujawa, OnPath Financial

100 Illinois St.
St. Charles, IL

David Wilson CPA

228 Florence St
Crystal Lake, IL

Derek Eastman State Farm Insurance

36 Terry Drive
Sugar Grove, IL

Digital Check Corp.

630 Dundee Rd., Suite 210
Northbrook, IL

Dunlap Wealth Management Group

14074 Trade Center Dr
Fishers, IN

Earthmover Credit Union

2195 Baseline Rd
Oswego, IL

Eide & Eide, CPAs

3 S Greenleaf St
Gurnee, IL

Elite Payment Processing

1078 heritage hill dr
Naperville, il

F5 Financial Planning

4003 Heron Ct
Naperville, IL

Farmers Insurance

341 N Independence Blvd
Romeoville, IL

Fox Financial Group LTD

7211 Giddings Ave.
Burr Ridge, IL

GAMBLE FINANCIAL SERVICE GROUP

900 RIDGE , RD
Homewood, IL

Generic Trade Futures & Options

210 Skokie Valley Rd
Highland Park, IL

Gold Debt Consolidation

111 East Galena Boulevard
Aurora, Il

GUERZO BUSINESS CONSULTING, LLC

21439 Bingham Ave.
Port Charlotte, FL

HEALTH BENEFIT CONSULTANTS LLC.

20275 Honeysuckle Dr.
Elkhorn, NE

Healthcare Services of Illinois

8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave, Ste. 1300
Chicago, IL

Homeowners Defense Solutions

8057 Daniel Dr.
Justice, IL

Hope credit solutions

2630 Flossmoor Rd
Flossmoor Il, Il

iBank

3090F Pullman St
Costa Mesa, CA

ING Financial Partners

230 W Monroe St
Chicago, IL

Insurance Navy - Chicago

4717 N Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL

Intrinsic dm2

402 E State St
Geneva, IL

IRS Tax Help Team

1201 S Beach Blvd
La Habra, CA

ISIS Wealth Management, Ltd.

10760 W. 143rd Street
Orland Park, IL

Jeff Stogsdill State Farm Insurance

368 W Huron Street Suite 5
Chicago, IL

Justice and Associates LLC

6655 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV

Kim Michael-Lee,CPA

Bloomingdale, IL

King Financial Group LLC

2986 Bryn Wood Dr
Madison, WI

Legacy Financial Services

705 Bayside Cir
Germantown Hills, IL

Lenox Advisors

1 N Franklin St
Chicago, IL

Lifestyle Financial Services, Inc.

445 S Halsted St
Chicago Heights, IL

LNR Insurance Services

1126 W. Algonquin Road
Lake In The Hills, IL

Long Financial Planning

1200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL

Lowell, Blake & Associates

141 Tremont Street
Boston, MA

LPL Financial Services

1450 Plainfield Rd
Darien, IL

Marchand & Co CPA's PC

2003 Southern Blvd SE
Rio Rancho, NM

Maxam Assurance Agency, Inc.

85 W. Algonquin Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL

MBE Financial Group

2 Prudential Plaza, 180 N Stetson
Chicago, IL

MC Associates & Developments

2621 W. Greenwood Avenue
Waukegan, IL

McLeod Insurance Agency - State Farm

12443 South Rt 59, Unit 103
Plainfield, IL

MICHAEL FRIEDLAND LTD

1110 E LAKE COOK RD
Buffalo Grove, IL

Michael Greenen CPA

8 S Main St
Elburn, IL

Micrologic

47 West St. Andrews lane
Deerfield, IL

Nationwide Billing & Consulting

4836 S Linder Ave
Chicago, IL

Nationwide Student Aid

333 N Oakley Ave
Chicago, IL

new beginnings Debt Consolidation

101 East Ogden Avenue
Naperville, Il

New York Life Insurance Company

3010 Highland Parkway Ste 700
Downers Grove, IL

north star Financial Group

11345 Hanson Rd
Algonquin, Il

Northpoint Financial Group

27575 Ferry Road
Warrenville, IL

NOTARY PUBLIC ASSOCIATION OF IL

PO BOX 1101
Crystal Lake, IL

OMEGA TAX & ACCOUNTING

PO Box 1572
Robbins, IL

OPTIMO ACCOUNTING SOLUTIONS

1805 N. 19TH AVENUE, STE 2E
Melrose Park, IL

Palouse Credit Consulting

801 Ringo Rd.
Palouse, WA

Partners Wealth Management

1700 Park Street, Suite 200
Naperville, IL

PayArct Payroll

Schaumburg, IL

Pinpay Online

2018 University Dr
Naperville, IL

Plante & Associates Inc

80 McDonald Ave
Joliet, IL

Polaris

19511 Governors Hwy
Flossmoor, IL

Prem Tax & Accounting

4260 Westbrook Dr.
Aurora, IL

Premier Financial Services Inc

206 1/2 W State Street
Geneva, IL

R Hill Enterprises, Inc.

PO Box 6464
Aurora, IL

Rajparth Advisory Group LLC

55 NE 5th Ave
Boca Raton, FL

RAYMOND J BUSCH LTD

13011 S 104th Ave Ste 200
Palos Park, IL

Renovo Financial, LLC

1016 W. Jackson Blvd, Suite 316
Chicago, IL

Rick M Schadeck Agency dba RDR Ins Svcs

125-7 E State Road / PO Box 185
Island Lake, Il

RJ Augustine and Associates, Ltd. CPAs

999 Plaza Drive
Schaumburg, IL

Russ Walle First Centennial Mortgage

1111 N Plaza Dr Suite 101
Schaumburg, IL

RXR Capital, Inc

2340 S. Arlington Heights Rd. Ste 440
Arlington Heights, IL

S P Johnson Group

293 Mulberry St
Buffalo, NY

SagePoint Financial

2530 Crawford Ave
Evanston, IL

Sebold Capital Management

400 E. Diehl Rd.
Naperville, IL

Security One Lending - Reverse Mortgage

777 Lake Zurich Road
Barrington, IL

Shoals Debt Management

P.O. Box 644
Zion, IL

Short Term Cash Advance

10334 S. Harlem
Palos Hills, IL

Smarter Will

One Overlook Point
Lincolnshire, IL

Southern Trust Financial Services LLC

3450 Founders Club Drive
Sarasota, FL

State Farm Insurance

1526 E Hintz Rd
Arlington Heights, IL

State Farm Insurance - Christine Altieri Agent

1133 Weiland Road
Buffalo Grove, IL

State Farm-The Matt Mitchell Agency

9140 N Waukegan Rd
Morton Grove, IL

STREAMLINE FINANCIAL SERVICES

27575D Ferry Rd
Warrenville, IL

Tarko Property Group Inc

5757 W 95th St
Oak Lawn, IL

Team Rhino Lending.com

43 East Crystal Lake Avenue Suite C
Crystal Lake, IL

The David Agency Insurance, Inc.

385 N York Rd
Elmhurst, IL

The Main Street Group

4510 Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA

The Music CPA

101 West 22nd Street
Lombard, IL

The Price Futures Group, Inc.

141 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL

The-Option-Coach.com

612 S Laflin St
Chicago, IL

Third Lake Financial Corporation

34500 N Us Highway 45
Lake Villa, IL

Thompson Benefits

2711 Freeland Cir
Naperville, IL

TLG Properties LLC

904 Longmeadow Ct
Barrington, IL

Trenholm Debt Consolidation

404 South Clark Street
Chicago, Il

United Gold Direct

2945 Townsgate Road
Westlake Village, CA

VERMILLION FINANCIAL ADVISORS

16 EXECUTIVE COURT
Barrington, IL

Vertical Systems Analysis

307 West 36th Street
New York, NY

Wall Doctor Inc

4822 Baseline Rd.
Oswego, IL

WealthCare Advisors, LLC

10 N. Martingale Road
Schaumburg, IL

Weiss Insurance Agencies

31W680 Army Trail Rd.
Wayne, IL

Wilson Rogers & Company, Inc.

2055 W. 95th St.
Chicago, IL
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