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‘Can You Afford to Retire?’ Class Set for Jan. 22nd in River Grove

Jim Flanagan, founder of Bentron Financial Group, is speaking at the River Grove Public Library on Wednesday, Jan. 22nd.
Jim Flanagan, founder of Bentron Financial Group, is speaking at the River Grove Public Library on Wednesday, Jan. 22nd.

Can you afford to retire?

Depending on your situation, it’s a simple question that you may welcome with a sense of accomplishment or receive with more than a little concern.

That provocative, but urgent, question is also the title of a free presentation delivered by a retirement expert on Wednesday, Jan. 22nd at the River Grove Public Library, 8638 W. Grand Ave.

Starting at 7 p.m., Jim Flanagan of Bentron Financial Group will guide attendees through several self-evaluation exercises that help reveal their readiness for retirement. Thereafter, attendees will be introduced to 10 critical questions that every retiree must answer before embarking on a successful retirement. 

Students will then discuss the basic need for an estate and/or a financial plan. Flanagan will then walk attendees through an estate analysis questionnaire and provide an example of a balance sheet.

To pre-register for the session, please contact Marissa Tartaglia at 708-453-4484.

The founder of Bentron Financial Group, based in Naperville, Flanagan has been advising people at or near retirement age for more than 20 years. For the past 15 years his specialties have included counsel on how and when to tap into Social Security benefits. The company is online at www.bentron.com.

In 2005, Bentron Financial Group founder Jim Flanagan joined the Oak Park/River Forest Township Senior Services Committee, for which he has served as chairman since 2008. In 2010, he founded the Celebrating Seniors Coalition, a not-for-profit organization that, among other services, helps seniors with emergency needs and raises public awareness of issues affecting seniors in Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park.

For more information, visit www.CelebratingSeniors.net.

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