Creating Investment Strategies as Unique as Your Dreams and Goals
Scheffel Financial Services, Inc. is an independent wealth management firm helping individuals, families, and business owners navigate the world of financial services. We offer a comprehensive range of portfolio, asset management, and insurance services designed to help you pursue your goals. Whether you are expanding your family, growing your business, or preparing for retirement, our objective approach allows us to serve you with your best interest in mind. Wherever you are in life, we seek to serve as your key advisor for financial guidance.
Our focus is on you and your needs. As an independent firm, we are not focused on selling proprietary products or meeting quotas. Instead, we want to build long-term, trusted relationships, crafting customized strategies for you that align with your unique needs.
Through our collaborative team approach, we offer objective advice and personalized recommendations from professionals with a variety of backgrounds and expertise. You won't just have one person to turn to for guidance, you will have a team of professionals assisting you with your financial needs throughout every stage of life you may encounter. By working together, we feel we can offer a better quality service to our clients by bringing a greater variety of knowledge and experience to the table.
We know you have many options when it comes to choosing a financial services firm, which is why we offer a free, no-obligation introductory consultation with prospective clients. Our team would be happy to sit down with you and go over your unique situation and how our services can assist you in planning a better future. Based in Edwardsville, Illinois, we work with clients locally in Southern Illinois and throughout the St. Louis metro area, as well as across the country.
If you are unsure if we are a good fit for you or would like to learn more about how we help our clients, contact us anytime for a short introductory meeting.
TIPS for Inflation
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
There are unique risks of owning a second home and obtaining the proper coverage may protect you from financial risk.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.