"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"
Glad to introduce Gene Wechsler CPA!
Our newest working relationship with Gene Wechsler and Wechsler Accountancy is going to bring more exceptional value to our clients. Clients that engage RLB Financial to create a financial plan that gives them the best mathematical chance to achieve their deepest held values and ultimate goals will have the certification of tax efficiency from one of the most respected CPA’s. Ongoing client relationships will benefit from Gene’s unique knowledge of tax planning. For more information about Gene and his credentials, please visit our strategist page at: https://www.rlbfinancial.com/team
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Five Most Overlooked Tax Deductions
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Spotting Credit Trouble
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Here are 5 reason why you may consider working through retirement.
Insuring Your Second Home
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Can I Refinance My Mortgage?
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Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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Saving for College
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies
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There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Investment Strategies for Retirement
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
An Inside Look at Retirement Living
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Protecting Those Who Matter Most
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
5 Smart Investing Principles
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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Bridging the Confidence Gap
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Retirement Accounts When You Change Your Job
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The Cycle of Investing
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The Business Cycle
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Retiring the 4% Rule
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.