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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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When Does Your Personal Car Become a Commercial Vehicle?

When Does Your Personal Car Become a Commercial Vehicle?

At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?

Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts

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Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.

Retirement Redefined

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Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

 

The Five Basics of Financial Literacy

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Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.

Alternative Investments - Going Mainstream

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Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

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

A Brief Guide To Condo Insurance

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The Business Cycle

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Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

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This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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

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Perception vs. Reality

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

Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.

Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

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