Areas of Expertise

As a representative of the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, I am able to provide you with customized recommendations that will help you plan for your financial future.

  • Trust Services
    Trust services is a natural progression for people who have accumulated significant assets and now need help preserving and growing their wealth, as well as planning how to distribute it to loved ones and organizations. I will work to understand your complex financial goals and will recommend tailored wealth management, trust and estate planning solutions to help you achieve them.
  • Fee-Based Financial Planning
    As a fee-based advisor, I am compensated for the time and expertise put into designing and creating your personal financial plan. Under this fee structure, I have a responsibility to ensure your interests and goals are always put first.
  • Business Continuation Planning
    What will happen to your business when you retire, or if you become permanently disabled or die? What's the value of your business, and how much is each owner's share worth? Because I specialize in business continuation planning, I can help you answer these and other questions. Together we can develop a range of solutions to help protect your business, should something unforeseen happen down the road.
  • Business Risk Management
    As a business owner, you know that your presence on the job is crucial. Securing the right kind of business protection can be complicated. Using my expertise in business risk management from Northwestern Mutual, I can help you protect your business to ensure its future.
  • Business Succession Planning
    What will happen to your business when you retire, or if you become permanently disabled or die? What's the value of your business, and how much is each owner's share worth? As a business owner, you know how many years you have invested in your business. Wanting it to continue is natural. Because I specialize in business succession planning, I can help you answer these and other questions. Together we can develop a plan to help ensure a smooth transfer of your business.
  • Business Valuation Planning
    Accurately valuing your business is a primary consideration in your estate and business succession planning. It's critical to being able to properly fund your business purchase agreement, which can help preserve your wealth and make the transition of your business a smooth one at retirement, disability or death. It's not an exact science, and the value of your business will change over time. Working with you and your other advisors, I can help keep your valuation current to meet your overall objectives.
  • Employee and Executive Benefits Planning
    Employee benefits are an important part of the growth of your business. Benefits such as health insurance, pension plans, group life and disability income plans make up the compensation package that helps ensure continued employee satisfaction and well-being within your company. Designing an employee benefit approach can be a complicated, technical and time-consuming matter. Working with a specialist who offers access to comprehensive employee benefit services through local and independently owned companies, provides a number of advantages, including experienced professionals with access to top providers and a wealth of benefit choices tailored to meet your business' ever changing needs.
  • Estate Planning
    You work your whole life to build your estate. You should have control over what happens to it upon your death. Building a lasting legacy takes more than simply accumulating a large portfolio. You need a solution that remains flexible enough to allow you to maintain maximum control of your assets and enjoy them during your lifetime while you prepare for the efficient transfer of those assets after you die.
  • Investment Strategies
    Without a coordinated investment strategy, it can be difficult to build an effective investment portfolio that helps meet your financial needs. As a Registered Representative of Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS), I can offer you access to a wide range of investment products and services. I will work with you to develop investment solutions aimed at meeting your financial objectives.
  • Long Term Care Planning
    After a lifetime of work and proper preparation, a secure retirement can be your reward. That security will only be as strong as your ability to stay healthy. Most people would agree that their most important asset is their health. That is why it's important to ensure that if you are ever faced with an extended illness, you will receive the kind of care you need. Together with our specialists, I'll assist you in determining your long-term care needs and design solutions tailored to your unique situation.
  • Qualified Plan Benchmarking
    Understanding how your retirement plan compares to industry benchmarks for expenses, performance and design is not only a good business practice, it is becoming a regulatory expectation. Based on our experience and industry resources, I will provide you with comparative data to document a sound due diligence process.
  • Qualified Plan Design Assistance
    Sponsoring a qualified plan is a critically important step toward achieving retirement security for you and your employees. Choosing the right plan design elements will allow you to balance your goals for tax deferred wealth accumulation with the cost and complexity involved. Together with our plan specialists, I will help you to evaluate multiple plan design options and understand the impact they will have on you, your employees and the bottom line.
  • Retirement Income Planning
    Becoming a retiree doesn't mean retirement planning ends. Spending your retirement assets can actually be more complex than building them. The investment and savings strategies you used to accumulate wealth may need to be adjusted as you prepare for and enter retirement. Together we can develop a plan to help you achieve financial security in retirement - through our unique strategy designed to preserve and continue to manage your wealth, protect against the risks that can affect your retirement years, and provide you with predictable and steady income for life.
  • Special Needs Planning
    Planning for a dependent with special needs can be complicated. It is recommended that you work with a team of experts - including an attorney, a financial professional and a social service professional. As a key member to the special needs team, I provide solutions for families with special needs.

Robert M Rhyme, CLU®, ChFC®, AEP®
Wealth Management Advisor


Rhyme Financial

 

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