Broker Check
Financial Planning Strategic Wealth Experience Executive Compensation Succession Planning

Sagemark Consulting Private Wealth Services


Thank you for visiting our practice website. Whether you are a current client, were referred to us by a friend of the practice, or learned of our services through our presence in the community, we welcome you.

Rick Farrar is part of Sagemark Consulting Private Wealth Services*, a preeminent group of financial planners who have prodigious experience in providing wealth management, business continuity, and sophisticated wealth transfer strategies for some of the most affluent families in America. Located in Birmingham, AL, Rick and his team provide holistic financial planning and advice to business owners, executives, foundations and non-profit organizations. 

With more than 50 years of combined experience in assisting clients to build and preserve their financial legacies, we can help you compose a future that is in harmony with your vision.

Our financial planning process revolves around you, your business and your family’s financial and lifestyle goals. Through a time tested and proven process, we provide you with the comprehensive advice you need to help you make the informed decisions that will secure your present and compose a legacy for the future.


*An internal Lincoln Financial Network organization of top planners

Helpful Content

Home Mortgage Deduction

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Exploring the Federal Student Grant Program

Exploring the Federal Student Grant Program

In this article, explore the benefits of the Federal Student Grant Program.

Your Cash Flow Statement

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

 

Why Regular Rebalancing Makes Sense

Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.

A Home Insurance Claim: To File Or Not To File

Learn when it may not make sense to file a claim on your home insurance.

Strategies For Managing Student Loan Debt

Five strategies for managing your student debt.

Protecting Your Home Against Flood Loss

Protect yourself against the damage that your homeowners policy doesn’t cover.

The Most Overlooked Item of Any Home Improvement

The item most homeowners forget on their home improvement project checklist is insurance.

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.

View all articles arrow

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

View all calculators arrow

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

View all presentations arrow

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

No Cash, No Checks, No Problem

Peer-to-peer payment apps are one of the newest ways to send money.

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.

The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

View all videos arrow