IAA Foundation Gives Scholarship Support

Learn how to apply for a scholarship through the IAA Foundation, the Illinois Farm Bureau’s charitable arm.

Social Security Success

Learn to make the most of your Social Security benefits.

Ways to pay for college

Smart Ways to Pay for College

To offset the cost of an education, you need to try smart ways to pay for college.

Managing Debt

Tips for Young Adults to Manage Debt

Find helpful tips for young people to learn how to manage debt.

Retirement Savings

Ready, Set, Retire: Prepare Your Finances for Retirement

Learn ways to prepare your retirement finances so you’ll be ready when the time comes.

Kids and Money

Financial Education for Kids

Teach your children about money management from a young age.

Gifts From the Heart

Follow this guide to giving charitable donations from Country Financial.

Financial Fitness

Plan Now, Save Later for Financial Fitness in Retirement

Health care decisions affect your financial status in retirement.

4 Budget Plans to Improve Your Savings

Do you ever ask yourself where your money went and why you haven’t saved more than last year? Here are four simple steps to take to use a budget to improve your savings.

Create a Plan to Help Care for Aging Parents

Get helpful tips on how to create a plan to care for aging parents’ health and finances while still taking care of you.

Crop Insurance Benefits Farmers and Consumers

Farmers with crop insurance had an advantage during this year’s drought, both for themselves and the consumers they provide for.

Build a Winning Financial Team

You’ve already put together a team for your personal health. Consider taking the same approach to your financial security.

Find Financial Security in Uncertain Times

Follow these tips from our money expert to keep your savings secure during these fluctuating financial times.

Simplify Gift-Giving With This Handy Worksheet

Track how much you spend on gifts this holiday season.

Death and Taxes: Far From Certain

When our country was in its infancy, statesman Benjamin Franklin penned the phrase, “The only thing certain is death and taxes.” For years, that quote held true – but not anymore.

Inflation Investigation

Our financial expert analyzes inflation, the biggest financial risk you’ll ever face.

How to Establish Financial Security Through Retirement

Do you want to have money left at the end of your life, or do you want life left at the end of your money?

Teaching Children About Money and Finance

Share these easy money-saving lessons with your children to teach them about finance.

It’s Never Too Early to Plan for Retirement

No matter how far you are from retirement, it is important to start planning and saving now.

Saving for Your Child’s College Educaton

My oldest daughter will be off to college in another year, and her younger sister is just two years behind her. It’s been a long trip, but I know when the bills start coming, we’ll have the right vehicle to help us fund their dreams. There are several ways to accumulate funds for those looming college bills.

Roadmap to Retirement

Before retiring, get your finances in order.

The Power of a Financial Plan

To reach your investment goals, start with a road map.

An Unexpected Gift: Tips for Spending and Saving Unanticipated Cash

Tips for spending (and saving) unanticipated cash.

Where There’s a Will …

There’s a record of how you want your property divided.

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The ABCs of Investing

The complex world of investing can be very intimidating, considering all the options – stocks, bonds, mutual funds, commodities, options and more.

Brother, Can You Spare $85,000 For Long-Term Health Care?

Long-term health care is growing more costly. A recent study by Fidelity Investments found that a 65-year-old couple often spends an average of $85,000 to insure against their own long-term care expenses.


Fundamentals of Funding

Learn the difference between traditional and Roth IRAs.