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Your Financial Future

For many people, understanding every aspect of personal finance can be daunting.  From investments to retirement to insurance, the decisions can be overwhelming.

That’s where my firm Reliance Investment Management  LLC comes in.

Whether you're facing retirement - or looking to better understand investment ideas - we at Reliance Investment Management have the expertise to help you address your most pressing money questions.

As an Independent Registered Investment Advisor firm, Reliance Investment Management has a fiduciary duty to serve only our clients interests.  Our advisors first and only priority is you and your family overall financial success.

Whether it is for Wealth Management, Financial Planning & Advice or Estate Planning, we want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your goals and dreams and then develop the plans and strategies to get you to where you want to be.

Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication provide the foundation for our clients success.

When you are a client of Reliance Investment Management you can always be assured that we will work only for you.

For more information about our services, including a no cost initial consultation please give us a call at (425) 681 - 0110.

Our website is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and financial calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search our website, send us a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We’ll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.  We are always available to take care of you and your financial needs.

Helpful Content

Tax Reform: Before and After

Tax Reform: Before and After

What did the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act change? Here's a quick snapshot.

Caring for Aging Parents

Caring for Aging Parents

As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.

 

IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.

The History of Retirement

Do you know where the idea of “retirement” comes from?

Keep Your Umbrella Handy

Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.

Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.

The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of

You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

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Bi-Weekly Payments

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

Comparing Investments

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

Tax Freedom Day

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

How Compound Interest Works

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

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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.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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.

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It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

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