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RLB Financial created this Web site to help you gain a better understanding of the financial concepts behind insurance, investing, retirement, estate planning, and wealth preservation. Most importantly, we hope you see the value of working with skilled professionals to pursue your financial goal. RLB Financial is a full-service financial consulting firm dedicated to helping our clients build wealth and protect their hard-earned assets.

Our firm is completely independent, so our loyalty belongs exclusively to our clients -- not to a parent company. Our firm works exclusively on fee-based compensation. This approach takes commissions out of the equation and helps ensure that you receive objective advice that fits your particular needs and situation, not some hidden agenda. It also means that we are here for you, ready to offer ongoing financial expertise whenever you need it, whether or not you are ready to invest.

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The Power of Compound Interest

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Put It in a Letter

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Federal Income Tax

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

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

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With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

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This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

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

Disability Income

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

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

Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold, and its history, may help you answer that question.

Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

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