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781 Chestnut Park Lane
Hoover, AL 35226-1727

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Richard L. Farrar

205.277.8937

 
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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 Cetera Advisors 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 established 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.



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What Is My Current Net Worth?

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

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Retiring the 4% Rule

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Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

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6 Tips to Manage Market Stress

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Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

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TIPS for Inflation

If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.

Beyond the Breadwinner: Is Your Household Protected?

Do you think of your spouse or life partner as your “better half”? If so, you know that your relationship is more than just two people meeting halfway. In a life partnership — and in the family that grows from it — the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts.

Organizing Your Finances

Spark joy and become more confident by giving your finances the home organization treatment.

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Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

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This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

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Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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What You Need to Know About Social Security

Every so often, you’ll hear about Social Security benefits running out. But is there truth to the fears, or is it all hype?

When the Unexpected Becomes Reality

Disability happens to more people, more often than you may think, and it lasts longer, too.

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

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When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

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