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

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The Long Run: Women and Retirement When Markets React No Cash, No Checks, No Problem Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation
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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..

Helpful Content

How to Make the Tax Code Work for You

How to Make the Tax Code Work for You

When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.

Choosing a Business Structure

Choosing a Business Structure

Entrepreneurs all face the same question, “Which business structure should I adopt?”

To Buy or Not to Buy

To Buy or Not to Buy

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

 

Fallen Tree Damage—Who Pays?

Your liability for damages that occur when a tree on your property falls on your neighbor’s property is not clear cut.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.

Buying Auto Insurance For Teen Drivers

Tips on insuring your teen driver.

The Financial Literacy Crisis

Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.

The Anatomy of an Index

The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.

A Living Trust Primer

Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

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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.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Bi-Weekly Payments

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

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

Perception vs. Reality

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

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