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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.Contact Us
Tuning Your Social Security Benefit
When should you take your Social Security benefit?
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Death is No Excuse
The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.
Important items to consider when purchasing condo insurance.
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
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.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.