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.
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Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
What Is a Roth 401(k)?
Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.
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.
Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.