Improving The Retirement Experience of Our Clients Since 1968
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
Certain Uncertainties in Retirement
The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.
What If You Get Audited?
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?
When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.
Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.
Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
There are unique risks of owning a second home and obtaining the proper coverage may protect you from financial risk.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.