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Alpha Wealth Group is a comprehensive wealth management firm serving successful individuals, families, and business owners in the Chicago area who are serious about retirement. We take care of every financial need that our clients face through comprehensive planning and thorough follow-up to help ensure that every detail is covered.

To our clients, money represents much more than an account balance. It represents a lifetime of hard work, a comfortable retirement, a legacy of love for children and grandchildren, and the ability to say “yes” to more dreams. We believe that financial success doesn’t have to be complicated: work hard, create a plan, and make sure that an unforeseen event doesn’t derail your life.

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Helpful Content

A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

 

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

Creative Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Five creative (and inexpensive) ideas for motivating your employees.

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.

Does Your Portfolio Fit Your Retirement Lifestyle?

Lifestyle considerations in creating your retirement portfolio.

Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?

Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right

The History of Currency

Currency has been around for a long time. Here’s a quick history lesson.

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Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Paying Off a Credit Card

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

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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18 Years Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?

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

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

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