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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.

Helpful Content

A Primer on Dividends

A Primer on Dividends

A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

Please Leave Home Without It

Please Leave Home Without It

Concerns over identity theft continue to grow, especially with data breaches at major companies and financial institutions.

 

Directors and Officers Liability Insurance

Not only can D&O insurance provide financial protection, but it can help improve an organization’s decision-making.

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.

Volunteering in Retirement

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

5 Things That Seasoned Travelers Are Doing (That You're Not)

A collection of tips from professional travelers.

The Business Cycle

Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.

Is a SEP-IRA Right for Your Business?

For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.

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Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

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Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

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