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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 Do Your Taxes Pay For?

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Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction

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Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

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This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

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This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

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Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Historical Inflation

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

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Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

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