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Why Work With an RICP®?

Typically, financial advisors are trained to help clients accumulate wealth.  But what happens in retirement?  Clients need to ensure that the wealth they've spent decades building will last through retirement and maybe even beyond.  If you are already retired, preparing to retire, or plan to retire in the future, you need to select a well-trained, educated, and qualified financial professional to help develop a retirement income plan that will meet your needs.

Retirement Income Certified Professional®

The RICP® is the nation’s leading credential for building integrated and comprehensive retirement income plans.  A key focus is understanding, choosing, and executing a sustainable retirement income strategy from available resources—whether that means using systematic withdrawals from a portfolio, building a retirement income floor with bonds or annuities, or using a bucket strategy.

The program, developed by more than 45 of the nation’s top financial retirement advisors, provides RICP® credential holders with best practices in areas including:

  • Social Security claiming
  • Evaluating and addressing risks faced in retirement financial planning
  • Choosing distributions from employer sponsored retirement financial plans
  • Medicare and other health insurance choices
  • Planning for long-term care needs
  • Choosing appropriate housing
  • Retirement income tax and legacy planning

The American College of Financial Services is the premier educational institution dedicated to the development of financial services professionals.  Graduates and designees of The American College of Financial Services have studied, passed rigorous exams, and proven that they not only have the technical knowledge to serve their clients, but have sworn to practice ethically and in the best interest of the people they serve.

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