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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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Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

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To Buy or Not to Buy

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When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable

When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable

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Yours, Mine and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriages

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You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

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Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

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Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

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

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There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

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An Arm and a Leg

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.

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

How to Bake a Pie-R-A

Roth IRAs are tax advantaged in a different way from traditional IRAs.

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

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