Improving The Retirement Experience of Our Clients Since 1968
Financial Retirement Planning - Serving Garland, Frisco and the Surrounding Areas
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.
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We have had over 7,500 attend our educational events due to our no charge, no investment selling, educational approach.
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.
Educate your workforce
Let us provide you guidance and the resources to help your employees understand and better define their financial goals.Learn more
What Is a 1035 Exchange?
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
Volunteering in Retirement
For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.
Tips to Prevent the #1 Cause of Marital Rift
Couples may be able to head off many of the problems in a marriage that money can cause.
When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.
Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.
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).
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
What does your home really cost?