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Jose "Rafi" Rodriguez, Retirement Income Certified Professional®

Jose "Rafi" Rodriguez is a retired Colonel, United States Air Force currently presiding over Rodriguez Financial Strategies LLC--an independent financial services firm serving small businesses and professionals in Beavercreek and the Greater Dayton Region, Ohio.  Jose "Rafi" Rodriguez serves his clients in all areas of financial planning, including wealth management, retirement income planning, life & health insurance, and Long Term Care.    To schedule a consultation or to request a group seminar, please contact us at 937.427.4292 or 937.304.7393.  

 

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