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Skokie, IL 60076


Howard N. Suss, MBA President

(847) 674-9470

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Welcome to The Suss Financial Group

Your Financial Future

Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing financial questions.

Our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.

Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search my website, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

Helpful Content

Should You Choose a Fixed or Variable?

Should You Choose a Fixed or Variable?

When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.

Ready for Retirement?

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

The Half Million Dollar Baby

The Half Million Dollar Baby

The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.


Best Vacations: By Car, By Ship, By Foot, Once in a Lifetime

Four vacation destinations you might never have thought of.

Putting a Price Tag On Your Health

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

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

What to Expect in the Next Four Years

With a new administration, things will change, but no one knows exactly how. Here’s a little insight.

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.

Problems with Probate

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

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Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

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.

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

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The Cost of Procrastination

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

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.


The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

The Business Cycle

How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?

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