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I provide accounting, tax, financial services and investment planning services to individuals and businesses.

Retirement planning, education planning, risk management and so much more. I offer my clients a multi-faceted approach to address their growing financial needs.

Investment and financial services are offered by Robert L. Stickel, CPA, CFP through his affiliation with HD Vest Investment Services.

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