Carla Chastain, President and CEO of Chastain Financial 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. They 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 advisor’s 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. From 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, professionals with the RICP® designation, 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 or retirement topics including income needs and objectives, estate issues, and other risk to the retirement income planning, Social Security, health insurance and housing decisions, and income taxation.
Carla Chastain is President and CEO of Chastain Financial, LLC. She has 26 years’ experience in the insurance and annuity industry and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from The University of Arkansas. She is the host of The Chastain Financial Radio Show on KURM 790 AM and KFAY 1030 AM. Carla is a Certified Financial Planner™ and has just completed the requirements for the Retirement Income Certified Professional® designation. For more information, visit chastainfinancial.com, or call 479-845-1060.
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 The American College.edu
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