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.
Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person
Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.
A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.
In the face of divorce, making changes to insurance coverage may be overlooked.
Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
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.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.
What does your home really cost?
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.