7 Must-Dos in Estate Planning
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7 Must-Dos in Estate Planning

An estate plan legally ensures your family is taken care of and your financial goals are met after you’re gone. But the majority of Americans—including those with families—aren’t prepared. According to LexisNexis, 64 percent of people don’t have a will and 55 percent of individuals ...

October 16, 2017
It’s a classic “He said, she said” situation
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It’s a classic “He said, she said” situation

  When I was 17 years old, I really liked this boy. He was about 6’3” tall, he had big ears and a really cute smile. And although I was a measly 5’9” with my basketball shoes on, I could beat him in basketball. This proves ...

September 28, 2017
Mahomet: the town I moved to and the town I live in
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Mahomet: the town I moved to and the town I live in

Standing out in the heat of Friday, I couldn’t help but feel grateful for our town’s homecoming parade. Even though the sunshine made the chocolate candy melt before the kids could get it out of the wrapper, our town lined about a mile of street ...

September 25, 2017
Keep the Mortgage or Pay Off the House?
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Keep the Mortgage or Pay Off the House?

As retirement approaches and you look for ways to save, eliminating your house payment can seem like an obvious choice. But is paying off your mortgage the right answer? Busey’s team of experts say… it depends. Consider your home equity as part of your retirement—and ...

September 25, 2017
Parenthood: The True Costs
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Parenthood: The True Costs

As your children move from infancy to adulthood, the rewards of parenthood are plentiful. But what are the costs? Full-time, center-based childcare alone is estimated at $9,589 per child, exceeding the average annual cost of in-state college tuition. Busey Wealth Management provides the tips you ...

September 18, 2017
Parents of the class of 2030: you got this!
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Parents of the class of 2030: you got this!

Parent of the Class of 2030, YOU GOT THIS! Actually you probably don't, but that's okay too. Kindergarten feels-been there, done that and here is what I had to learn the hard way.  One day, after the hustle and chaos of a class holiday party our daughter walked out ...

August 17, 2017
Teaching responsibility at 11
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Teaching responsibility at 11

After a long day at an amusement park, the last thing you want to think about is getting up for work the next day. And like any adult who arrives home at 11:30 p.m., my son recognized how tired he was. “We’ll just see how I ...

August 16, 2017