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Can your financial game plan get you to and through retirement?

Chad Slagle, president, and Slagle Financial LLC •

I’ve learned a lot about preparing for challenges in life from football. I played college football, coached high school football and now I coach my children’s teams. As an investment adviser, I use the principles of the game every day to build financial strategies that help get clients to and through retirement. Keys to these


The Mural Building: Chicago History Museum


Our current mural highlights the Chicago History Museum and its newest exhibit: Lincoln’s Undying Words. The artwork brings Abraham Lincoln’s most powerful speeches to life using pops of color, handwritten quotes and iconic imagery. The art celebrates history and a man who used his pen as a sword in the midst of Civil War. With


Are you a great boss or a not-so-great boss?

Don Tinney •

Ever notice how everyone in a workplace knows who the bad boss is—except the bad boss? If you’re supervising others, and you’re frustrated with their performance, it’s possible that the problem isn’t your team. You could be the not-so-great boss. Truthfully, every boss has areas for growth. Most bosses have strong qualities as well as


Financial planning for special-needs children

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •

Jessica and Nathan Pugh’s 5-year-old son, Lachlan, has a rare brain malformation that affects his motor skills, but that doesn’t seem to slow him down much. Lachlan enjoys zipping around in his motorized wheelchair, and he is content to spend hours in the toy aisle at Target. “He’s a very stable, happy and super fun