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
Perception vs. Reality
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time
Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.
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.
Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.
In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.
Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?