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Three important factors to consider for retirement

By Matt Riley August 24, 2021

Retirement can be a welcome opportunity for many and yet a daunting mountain to climb. After all,..

Bank employee receives Chartered Special Needs Consultant® designation

Clinton, IL – Fiduciary Officer, Vice President, at First National Bank and Trust Company, Matt..

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Think back to when you were growing up. There was a fable around the Tortoise and the Hare, in..

Four things you may not have known are taxed

By Matt Riley February 11, 2021

When the new year starts, that usually means you are receiving documents to prepare your taxes. For..

What does Power of Attorney mean?

By Matt Riley August 11, 2020

A power of attorney (POA) is a legal document in which the principal (you) designate another person 

Should I pay off my mortgage or invest?

By Matt Riley June 25, 2020

This is a common question we get asked and not to ruin the surprise but the answer is “it depends”...

10 Common Estate Planning Errors

By Matt Riley May 27, 2020

Wills, executors and life insurance can be a depressing topic, however, it is crucial to have your..

Lessons learned from COVID-19 in estate planning

By Matt Riley April 17, 2020

We are all acutely aware of the seriousness of the Coronavirus, or Covid-19. I have to admit that I..

Trends in Charitable Giving: How to Give

By Matt Riley April 2, 2020

According to Giving USA 2019, Americans gave an estimated $427.71 billion to charity in 2018...


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