Dream-Grow-Preserve-Protect

1-800-300-0459

230 West Main Street
Ionia, MI 48846

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List Safeguard Your Digital Estate The Richest Man in Babylon What Smart Investors Know

Welcome to IFIS

Independent Financial & Insurance Services offers a complete range of financial products. Our financial services include retirement plans, college funding, retirement plan rollover advice, mutual funds, life insurance, and more.

At IFIS, our investment executives will work with you to identify investment opportunities to meet your financial goals. The result: a customized investment strategy designed for you.

Personal service, focused on meeting your needs


Planning for the future isn't always easy. With so many choices available, it can be a challenge to determine which products are right for you. To help you get started, we added links to financial calculators and articles.

 

Helpful Content

The Cost of Procrastination

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.

 

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instructions provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

9 Facts About Retirement

Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.

Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.

Types of Stock Market Analysis

Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.

Putting a Price Tag On Your Health

Being healthy not only makes you feel good, it may also help you financially.

View all articles arrow

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work in 2012 to pay federal tax liability.

View all calculators arrow

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

View all presentations arrow

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: right now.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

View all videos arrow