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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.

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What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

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Choices for Your 401(k) at a Former Employer

Individuals have three basic choices with the 401(k) account they accrued at a previous employer.

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Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.

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There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

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The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

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A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

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