FAIRFAX, Va., May 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Edelman Financial Services is celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Ric Edelman Show, hosted by nationally recognized personal finance expert and #1 New York Times bestselling author Ric Edelman. Since 1992, the weekly radio show has provided personal finance advice that is both entertaining and useful to millions of listeners across the nation.
The Ric Edelman Show is the longest-running national radio show of its kind and continues to deliver guidance on topics ranging from investments, IRAs, retirement planning, mortgages and insurance to college planning, estate planning and more. With an emphasis on calls from listeners, each episode covers a variety of financial topics and provides solutions to issues that impact Americans daily.
"I'm extremely proud and excited about the 25th anniversary of The Ric Edelman Show," said Ric Edelman, founder and executive chairman of Edelman Financial Services. "Our goal is to help our listeners achieve financial success by providing them with practical information and solutions. I look forward to continuing the legacy we have built over the years and offering tailored financial advice to people across America."
TALKERS magazine named Ric one of the top 100 talk show hosts in the radio industry for three years1 and, in 2012, named him the #2 most important weekend-only talk show host in the nation.2
The Ric Edelman Show airs on radio stations across the United States every weekend. For more information and to listen to past episodes, click here.
ABOUT RIC EDELMAN:
Ric Edelman, founder and executive chairman of Edelman Financial Services, is widely regarded as one of the top financial advisors in the field. He was ranked the nation's #1 Independent Financial Advisor three times by Barron's,3 named among the country's Top 10 Wealth Advisors by Forbes magazine,4 and is the 2017 recipient of the IARFC's Loren Dunton Memorial Award,5 a lifetime achievement award for his substantial contributions to the financial services profession and the financial interests of the public. He was also named one of the "10 most influential figures" in the advisory field by RIABiz in 2013.6
Ric is an award-winning radio and television personality7 and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. His ninth book, The Truth About Your Future, was published in March and became an instant New York Times Best Seller.8 Ric is an inductee of the Financial Advisor Hall of Fame9 sponsored by Research magazine, a Distinguished Lecturer at Rowan University and a resident expert for Dr. Oz.
Visit Ric online at RicEdelman.com.
ABOUT EDELMAN FINANCIAL SERVICES:
Edelman Financial Services, with 157 financial planners and 42 offices coast-to-coast, provides financial planning and investment management services to more than 31,000 individuals and families and manages more than $17 billion in assets.10 The firm also provides 401(k) plans and institutional investment management for businesses. Edelman Financial Services has won more than 100 financial, business, community and philanthropic awards11 and offers an investment philosophy that puts clients first and delivers value through in-depth financial education, personalized financial plans and unfettered access to planners.12
Ric Edelman is an Investment Advisor Representative who offers advisory services through Edelman Financial Services, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor. He is also a Registered Representative and Registered Principal of, and offers securities through, EF Legacy Securities, LLC, an affiliated broker/dealer, member FINRA/SIPC.
EFS offers advisory services in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. As such, these services are strictly intended for individuals residing in the United States and Puerto Rico. No offers may be made to or accepted from any resident outside of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.
1 TALKERS magazine "Heavy Hundred" ranking is based on a number of both quantitative and qualitative criteria and is determined by collective analysis of the TALKERS editorial board with input from a wide variety of industry leaders. Investor experience/returns were not considered as part of this ranking.
2 TALKERS magazine ranking "250 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in America" (April 2012) is based on courage, effort, impact, longevity, potential, ratings, recognition, revenue, service, talent and uniqueness of the talk show host.
3 According to Barron's, "The formula [used] to rank advisors has three major components: assets managed, revenue produced and quality of the advisor's practice. Investment returns are not a component of the rankings because an advisor's returns are dictated largely by each client's risk tolerance. The quality-of-practice component includes an evaluation of each advisor's regulatory record." The rankings are based on the universe of applications submitted to Barron's. The selection process begins with a nomination and application provided to Barron's. Principals of Edelman Financial Services, LLC self-nominated the firm and submitted quantitative and qualitative information to Barron's as requested. Barron's reviewed and considered this information, which resulted in the rankings on Aug. 27, 2012/Aug. 28, 2010/Aug. 31, 2009.
4 Forbes rankings are the opinion of SHOOK Research and are based on advisor interviews, client retention, industry experience, compliance record, assets under management and revenue generated for the firm. Investment performance is not considered. Advisors do not pay to be in the ranking.
5 Presented by the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC). Candidates must hold a professional designation and must have disseminated their comments on financial topics by having them widely published in articles, journals, books, etc. They must have provided outstanding personal service or leadership in the financial services industry. Nominees must have participated in some aspect of financial education to the public or to other members of the profession. Investor experience/returns were not considered.
6 The RIABiz listing of the 10 most influential figures in the Registered Investment Advisor industry is in recognition of notable, driven and influential executives who are advancing their firms and are considered to be influential in the RIA business. Investor experience/returns were not considered as part of this ranking.
7 Throughout the firm's 30-year history, EFS and Ric Edelman have been presented with numerous business, advisory, communication and community service awards. More information on these awards can be found at EdelmanFinancial.com/awards.
8 The New York Times Book Review Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous. April 16, 2017.
9 Research magazine cover story "Advisor Hall of Fame," December 2004 (based on serving a minimum of 15 years in the industry, having acquired substantial assets under management, demonstrating superior client service and having earned recognition from peers and the broader community for how they reflect on their profession). Investor experience/returns were not considered as part of this ranking.
10 As of Dec. 31, 2016.
11 Throughout the firm's 30-year history, EFS and Ric Edelman have been presented with numerous business, advisory, communication and community service awards. More information on these awards can be found at EdelmanFinancial.com/awards.
12 Investing strategies, such as asset allocation, diversification, or rebalancing do not assure or guarantee better performance and cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses. There are no guarantees that a portfolio employing these or any other strategy will outperform a portfolio that does not engage in such strategies. Funds and ETFs are subject to risk, including loss of principal. All investments have inherent risks. There can be no assurance that the investment strategy proposed will obtain its goal. Past performance does not guarantee future results.
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