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1421 North Main Street
Columbia, IL 62236

Mike Kossina

618-281-6198

 
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What are your Dreams?

With a financial consultant, you can be comfortable knowing that you can rely on the knowledge and experience of a trusted professional. Call or come by for a free consultation. First National Investments and your financial consultant, Mike Kossina, are here to help you plan for tomorrow ... Today.

Mike can be reached at (618) 281-6198 and his primary office is located at the Columbia Banking Center.

What are your Goals?

Whether you are saving for college, looking forward to a financially secure retirement, or simply protecting yourself and your family from the prospect of financial uncertainty, the knowledgeable financial consultant at First National Investments can help you determine the financial strategy that’s right for you.

First National Investments offers access to:

  • Stocks and Bonds
  • Mutual Funds
  • Annuities
  • Life, LTC. & Disability Insurance
  • Business Retirement Plans
  • College Investment Plans
  • Investment Analysis
  • Portfolio Evaluations
  • Retirement Planning

Helpful Content

Do You Owe The AMT?

Do You Owe The AMT?

If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

Caring for Aging Parents

Caring for Aging Parents

As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.

 

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century

Crowdfunding continues to gain momentum as more people search the Internet for financing and fundraising alternatives.

Tips for Finding Care for Your Special-Needs Child

The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.

Mastering Mobile Lingo

Do you understand these common mobile slang terms?

You May Need to Make Estimated Tax Payments If…

Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.

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Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

Forecast

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

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

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