"Building Trust through Education"
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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"Building Trust through Education"
Tax Deductions You Won't Believe
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
What You Should Do About Insurance Following a Divorce
In the face of divorce, making changes to insurance coverage may be overlooked.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.
If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.
Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.
The item most homeowners forget on their home improvement project checklist is insurance.
Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.
Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Here are 3 steps to take right now that may make a difference if you find yourself suddenly single.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.