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Robert L. Stickel, CPA, CFP dba RLS Financial Services

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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 RLS Financial Services, a registered investment advisory firm..

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Potential Income from an IRA

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Comparing Investments

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

 

Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?

Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right

The Value of Insuring Against Life’s Risks

Building wealth requires protection from the forces of wealth destruction.

How Retirement Spending Changes With Time

It can be difficult for clients to imagine how much they’ll spend in retirement. This short, insightful article is useful for jumpstarting a conversation about retirement spending, spending habits, and potential medical costs.

The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores

What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?

How Big is Money?

Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic

A Primer on Dividends

A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."

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Long-Term-Care Needs

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

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

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.

Estimate Your RMD

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

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5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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

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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Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

Dreaming Up an Active Retirement

When you retire, how will you treat your next chapter?

What Smart Investors Know

Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

Supporting Local Business In a Crisis

Want to ensure your favorite local spots are around after the pandemic? Learn how to support your community in this video.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?

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