For 30 years, Ric Edelman has worked to teach everyday people about personal finance. He’s widely regarded as one of the nation’s top financial advisors, having been named in 2016 among the country’s Top 10 Wealth Advisors by Forbes magazine, the nation’s #1 Independent Financial Advisor (three times) by Barron’s, and one of the “10 most influential figures” in the investment advisory field by RIABiz in 2013.
Ric is the 2017 recipient of the IARFC’s Loren Dunton Memorial Award, awarded to an individual who has made a substantial contribution to the financial services profession and/or the financial interests of the public. He is also a member of the Financial Advisor Hall of Fame, sponsored by Research magazine, has been named among the “15 most transformative people in the industry” by InvestmentNews, and has been voted by readers of Wealth Management as one of the “four most influential people in the financial services field.” Ric has appeared on three industry publication covers (Financial Advisor, April 2012; The Register, December 2011; and Real Assets Adviser, January 2017), and is a recipient of Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Washington, D.C. (2001) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Blue Chip Enterprise Award (2000).
Ric is a Distinguished Lecturer at Rowan University, resident expert for Dr. Oz, and former columnist for Financial Advisor, INC.com and AARP.
Ric is also a #1 New York Times bestselling author. With more than 1 million copies collectively in print, his nine books on personal finance have been translated into several languages and educated countless people worldwide. The Truth About Money was recognized with an Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Book of the Year Award from the Institute for Financial Literacy (March 2011), a Gold Medal Axiom Award (March 2012), an Apex Award (June 2011) and a Book of the Year designation by Small Press magazine (1997). The Lies About Money was awarded the Axiom Personal Finance Book of the Year (March 2008) and an EIFLE Award (October 2009). The Truth About Retirement Plans and IRAs is a #1 national best-seller. Ric rereleased his #1 best-seller, Rescue Your Money, which has been fully revised and updated to reflect today’s economy. His ninth book, The Truth About Your Future, was published in March 2017.