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Houston Retirement Income Planners' goal is here to help you plan for, and potentially achieve and live the retirement lifestyle you seek. Because we are an independent firm, we have no obligation to sell proprietary products or services, so we can be openly selective in offering only those investment products and services that we believe are best suited to help meet your financial objectives and goals.

This is the objectivity afforded by working with a truly independent financial consultant. We offer you timely, unbiased investment advice and promise to do so with the highest level of integrity and service. Our broker dealer, First Allied Securities, Inc., is one of the leading full-service independent brokerage firms in the nation. As of December 31, 2014 First Allied has approximately $31 billion in brokerage and advisory assets and 785 affiliated financial advisors. 

For your security and peace of mind, your client brokerage account securities are held at Pershing, LLC.  

Ellias Stabinsky (that's me) is owner of Houston Retirement Income Planners. I have been serving the Houston area since 1987 in retirement planning and other  financial  planning and investment needs. 

I originally began my career at Merrill Lynch and after 15 years  moved on to form my own independent investment advisory  practice, serving my clients with the same level of service and  compliance oversight, but now with a much wider array of  investment solutions.

I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, but have been here for over 28 years, so I have definitely been 'Texanified'. I still root for the the New Orleans Saints, but am very fortunate to be able to root for 2 teams on any given football Sunday, "Go Texans", "Go Saints"!

My mom was one of 13 and my dad was one of 3, so I have over 200 cousins, most still back in Louisiana. If you are originally from New Orleans or have lived there for a number of years, I am pretty sure you know some of my family, and don't even realize it. Give me a call and I will gladly tell you who in my family you know, that you didn't know you knew!

When not helping you and my clients plan for retirement, I can be found involved in the running community and local area cultural and business organizations. An avid runner, I recently had minor knee surgery after what I like to call "34 years of pure running fun." I have run well over 300 5ks and 10ks, marathons and half-marathons and various distances in between.

Some of my longest runs have come, unfortunately, on out of town business trips or  vacations when I ventured out from my hotel for a short run, only to get lost on my return, turning that whole ordeal into a much longer than planned run. (And yes, I have some funny stories to tell when we meet.)

Some titles, affiliations, etc:


  • Financial Consultant: Series 7, 63, 65 registered through First Allied Securities and First Allied   Advisory Services.
  • IAR (Investment Advisor Representative).
  • Member IRI (Insured Retirement Institute).
  • Member FSI (Financial Services Institute).
  • Member of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship.
  • Certified RRCA Coach (Road Runners Corporation America).
  • Head Coach, Houston Fit Winter Half-Marathon training program (Come train with us!).
  • CPR and AHA Heartsaver First Aid certified. (But, please don't have a heart attack when we meet!).
  • Member HARRA (Houston Area Road Runners Association).
  • Member LSU Houston Alumni Association.
  • Member Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Member Museum of Natural Science.
  • Member KUHF.