FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Kara Stanley Earns Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®) Designation
Pembroke, NH – October 1, 2016 – Kara Stanley of Kara Financial, LLC has earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®) professional designation from The American College of Financial Services, Bryn Mawr, PA.
Candidates for the RICP® designation must complete a minimum of three college-level courses and are required to pass a series of two-hour proctored exams. The must also have three years of experience, meet stringent ethics requirements, and participate in The College’s continuing education program.
The RICP® educational curricula is the most complete and comprehensive program available to professional financial advisors looking to help their clients create sustainable retirement income. The rigorous three-course credential helps advisors master retirement income planning, a key focus area not fully covered in other professional designation programs. Fore retirement portfolio management techniques and mitigation of plan risks to the proper use of annuities, employer-sponsored benefits and determining the best Social Security claiming age, the RICP® provides a wealth of practical information for advisors.
Using the most current techniques, RICP® identify retirement income needs and objectives and evaluate a client’s current situation relative to those goals. Individuals who earn a RICP® can provide expert advice on a broad range of retirement topics including income needs and objectives, estate issues and other risks to the retirement income planning, Social Security, health insurance and housing decisions, and income taxation.
Kara has over 20 years of experience and expertise in the field of Insurance, Annuities, and Planning. She has a specialty in the 403(b) market, Future Planning for Families with Special Needs Children, Estate Planning, and Small Business Retirement Planning. She also achieved the designation of Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® (CRPC®) from the College for Financial Planning in February, 2001. Kara spends time volunteering in many aspects of her community, both professionally and personally. She is a Past President of the NH Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA-NH) and currently serves on Family Support Council for Lakes Region Community Services. Kara is also a Coach of her local Special Olympics team, the Winnipesaukee Warriors.
The American College is the nation’s largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others for over 86 years. The American College’s faculty represents some of the financial services industry’s foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit TheAmericanCollege.edu