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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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Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

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Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

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Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

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Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

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Tax Management Strategies

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

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Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

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Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

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