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Sound Investment Group is headquartered in Downers Grove, IL and is dedicated to deliver objective wealth management and investment advice to its clients across the US.  With the guiding principle of putting the client first, partners Hal Rosenblume and Jim Rueth founded Sound Investment Group after working together for over a decade at a major Wall Street firm.   With over 40 years of combined experience our wealth management team has allowed us to assist families, business owners, professionals, educators and executives in transitioning through each phase of their financial lives.

Sound Investment Group offers and delivers to its clients the following services and more:

                    Investments                                                  Estate Planning
                    Financial Planning                                        Life Insurance    
                    Retirement Income Planning                        401(k) Rollovers
                    Trust Services*                                             Asset Allocation
                    Pension Analysis                                          Retirement Plans

Increasingly complex financial markets and longer life expectancies has made finding and working with a team of trusted investment professionals more essential than ever.  Our team will see and understand your total financial picture, help you define your financial goals and provide strategies focused on your needs.  Together we will formulate a sound financial plan that pursues your goals.

It begins with Sound Investment Group!   

* LPL Financial Representatives offer access to Trust Services through The Private Trust Company N.A., an affiliate of LPL Financial. Financial planning offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor. 

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