Improving The Retirement Experience of Our Clients Since 1968
Ricker Retirement Specialists is a financial planning and investment firm specializing in retirement planning. Our CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERtm professionals create and implement customized financial plans for individuals through investment management, income strategies, and tax planning. Our clients benefit from our expertise in understanding their employer-provided 401(k) and pension plans and how to integrate them into an optimal distribution plan. We focus on working with near-retirees--individuals age 55 and older or within 10 years of retirement.Contact Us
Tax Deductions You Won't Believe
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
Do You Owe The AMT?
If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.
Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?
Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?
Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.
The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.
When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.
Knowing how insurance deductibles work can help you save money and give you peace of mind.
Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic
Protect yourself against the damage that your homeowners policy doesn’t cover.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.