FOR THE WORKING MEN AND WOMEN OF ORGANIZED LABOR
Megent Financial is an independent retirement and financial services firm in the greater Chicago area with industry roots dating back to 1918. Our approach is unique in our industry, as our clients are typically NOT high net worth individuals, executives and business owners, but rather the Working Men and Women of Organized Labor. As a fully independent firm, we are impartial and are able to provide straightforward financial advice while making the most suitable recommendations for our clients, custom-fit to their individual situations, needs and desires – situations, needs and desires which are nothing like those of the average, non-Labor investor.
The experience we bring to the aspect of defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans as well as retiree health and welfare benefits separates us. We have the knowledge and experience required to objectively, diligently and holistically navigate our type of client through all of the financial phases of life.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Critical Estate Documents
Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.
The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Retirees traveling abroad need to know that their health insurance travels with them.
Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
The item most homeowners forget on their home improvement project checklist is insurance.
Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.