Social Security: By the Numbers Michael Crews, MBA, CFP®, Managing Director Chris Scarborough, CFP®, Managing Director Our Office

Improving The Retirement Experience of Our Clients Since 1968

Ricker Retirement Specialists is a family-owned-and-operated firm, specializing in retirement planning. Our CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals create and implement customized financial plans for individuals through investment management, income strategies, and tax planning. Our clients benefit from our expertise in integrating their employer-provided 401(k) and pension plans and potentially maximizing the benefits of planning early. We focus on increasing confidence for individuals age 50 and older or within 10 years of retirement.

We invite you to experience how our "Realistic Advice to Grow and Live On" philosophy makes us unique.

  • Learn more about Retirement

    We have had over 7,500 attend our educational events due to our no charge, no investment selling, educational approach.

    Learn more

  • Get Advice and Create a Plan

    Create a custom retirement plan based on your personal financial position and goals. Schedule a meeting with a Certified Financial PlannerTM professional.

    Learn more

  • Educate your workforce

    Let us provide you guidance and the resources to help your employees understand and better define their financial goals.

    Learn more
 

Helpful Content

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

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

Home Mortgage Deduction

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

The Facts About Income Tax

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

 

Is a SEP-IRA Right for Your Business?

For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

Investing with Your Heart

For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.

How to Make the Tax Code Work for You

When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instructions provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

View all articles arrow

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

View all calculators arrow

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

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.

View all presentations arrow

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Have you explored all of your choices when it comes to managing your taxable income?

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

View all videos arrow