Douglass Financial Services to Celebrate Opening of Bloomington Office Saturday

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in General | Comments Off on Douglass Financial Services to Celebrate Opening of Bloomington Office Saturday

NEWS RELEASE April 23, 2015 CONTACT Jessica Henrichs (309) 310-2070 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLOOMINGTON, IL — Douglass Financial Services, a longtime financial consulting firm based out of Pontiac, IL, is celebrating the opening of their Bloomington location with an open house on Saturday, April 25 from 8:00a.m.–10:00a.m. at 3807 GE Road, Suite #2, Bloomington. Sam Douglass, formerly of Forrest, Illinois, founded Douglass Financial Services in 1973. Today, Darrell Douglass and David Douglass, both of Bloomington, continue their father’s dedication to providing unbiased advice and diversified financial resources to individuals, families, retirees, farmers and small-business owners. “We believe we have been called to help people experience freedom in their financial lives,” said Darrell Douglass, senior partner of Douglass Financial Services. “As clients’ situations become more complex, we strive to bring together the tools and professionals who can best make a difference in the lives of our clients.” The new office will allow Douglass Financial Services to better serve their Bloomington-Normal clients and accommodate continued growth in the area. About Douglass Financial Services Douglass Financial Services is an independently owned financial consulting firm offering over 30 years of client service. We are dedicated to providing unbiased advice, impeccable service, and diversified financial resources to individuals, families, retirees, farmers, and small-business owners. We have aligned with Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., one of the most respected independent broker-dealers in the industry. Our affiliation with Cambridge enables DFS to provide objective advice, customized services, superior technology, and an open architecture platform. Together, we offer the objectivity of working with an independent financial firm with the ability to access the world’s financial markets and a wealth of investment resources. For more information, visit # #...

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5 Things Stopping You From Saving Money

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Confidence | Comments Off on 5 Things Stopping You From Saving Money

Not keeping track. Increase your savings by creating a monthly budget so that you can see where your money is going and set attainable goals. Refusing to cut back. Some ways to break splurging habits are to unsubscribe from retail emails, eat out less and switch to generic products. Not being prepared. Having an emergency fund separate from your savings will help insulate your financial goals from whatever might come. Holding too much debt. As soon as you secure an emergency fund, tackle your debt. Freedom from debt, will free up money for your savings goals. Making excuses. Your attitude may be holding you back. Try to change how you view your fiscal priorities so you can focus on what gets you to your goals. Read more at:...

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3 Tips for Reducing Paper Clutter

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Simplicity | Comments Off on 3 Tips for Reducing Paper Clutter

Discard old newspapers daily. By the time you get around to reading day-old news, you will have heard most of it through TV, radio or social media. Share your magazine subscriptions. Take a magazine with you to every appointment—doctor’s office, car service center, salon—but once you’re called back for your appointment, leave the magazine in the waiting room. Don’t bring junk mail in the house. Keep a recycle bin in your garage and toss away junk mail before you walk in the door. Be sure to shred any credit card offers or pieces of mail with sensitive information. (Source:...

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Social Security Fun Facts

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Confidence | 0 comments

“In 2010, 75% of the 34.5 million retired workers elected to receive a reduced benefit prior to their full retirement age (FRA). Relatively more women (76.4%) than men (71.4%) received a reduced benefit.”(Source: SSA Annual Supplemental) A person receives 75% of their Full Retirement Age (FRA) benefit if they begin benefits early at age 62. If they delay benefits to age 70, they then receive 132% of their FRA benefit. Married couples have a couple of claiming options that you might not have known about including File and Suspend, Claim Now, Claim More Later and Two High Earners...

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Client’s Mission Trip to Ghana

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Freedom | 0 comments

One of Darrell’s clients, Lynn Schertz, participated with his church on a mission trip to Ghana earlier this year. Here is a small excerpt from Lynn’s mission report: “Myself, our senior pastor and children’s pastor hosted a Christian worker’s conference attended by about 100 people.  We distributed 30 study Bibles as well as other Bibles and literature, gave seminars, and our pastor led 2 revival services attended by over 200 people each night from the small village where the conference was held.  We also took 250 pairs of reading glasses with us as many of the people have poor vision due to poor nutrition. We made many new friends and hope to continue our relationship with these people in Ghana.”  If you are on Facebook, you can go to to see the latest video of the latest trip, journey five or more information can be found at...

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7 Minute Workout

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Simplicity | 0 comments

If you are looking for a quick and easy way to get some good exercise once a day, then we would recommend trying this free computer application download. Based on ‘The Scientific 7-Minute Workout’ routine posted in the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal and highlighted by The New York Times it features 12 exercises deploying only body weight, a wall and a chair. It especially makes sense for you if you have a smart phone as you can download the application on to your phone and use it almost anywhere you are with your...

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Goom Bars

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Simplicity | Comments Off on Goom Bars

Here is one of Dave’s favorite recipes for Goom Bars that are sure to be a hit at any party are super simple to make. Goom Bars Ingredients: 1 box of German Chocolate Cake mix 1 egg 1 cup of butter or margarine 14 oz bag of caramel ½ cup evaporated milk chocolate chips nuts (optional)  Preparation: Mix cake mix, egg, and ½ cup of melted butter together in bowl. Press all but 1 ½ c. of mix into bottom of a greased 9 x 12 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or browned. Cool. Melt over stove top caramels, ½ cup butter, and evaporated milk. Pour caramel mixture over top of browned bottom layer of cake mix. Drop remaining cake mix (1 ½ cups) over caramel layer and bake for additional 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees. Optional: Chocolate chips or nuts can be added into caramel layer or on...

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One of Dave’s Friends Featured In The Pantagraph

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Freedom | 0 comments

There was recent article in the Bloomington Pantagraph that featured one of Dave’s friends, Barb Dixon who is involved with a community back to school event . Here is the link to that article, where you can read more....

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Volunteering at the Humane Society

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Freedom | 0 comments

Dave’s family recently started volunteering at the Humane Society of Illinois this year. It has been a great experience! If you want to know more about how you can get involved, visit The Humane Society of Illinois and see what volunteer opportunities are...

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Welcome To Our New Website

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Confidence | 0 comments

Welcome to the new We’re working hard to give you the best possible online experience, and we ask for your patience as things get settled in. Thanks for visiting and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance!

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