Celebrity Branding Agency Publishes Article Highlighting The Value Of Social Media For Business Owners

Posted by admin on Feb 27th, 2014

Celebrity Branding Agency, a multi-media, Marketing, PR, and Branding Agency, offers practical reasons business owners should be active on social media.

Orlando, FL – Feb. 27, 2014Celebrity Branding® Agency, a Personal Branding company, recently published an article on their website (www.celebritybrandingagency.com) discussing the importance of social media for small businesses. The article, titled “Personal Branding: Six Reasons Why Social Media is Important for Your Business” offers six reasons business owners should be active on social media.

They write, “Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube in particular have proven very popular for businesses. If you’re still sitting on the sideline in regards to social media, today we’re going to give you six reasons to get involved.”

The Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding® Agency specializes in Personal Branding. They help clients to elevate their recognition and credibility in their business or professional niche.

The entire article can be found here.

About Celebrity Branding® Agency:

The Celebrity Branding® Agency is a multi-media, Marketing, PR, and Branding Agency that is dedicated to Celebrity Branding® entrepreneurs and professionals as experts in their fields of business. Founders, JW Dicks, Esq. & Nick Nanton, Esq., attorneys by trade and entrepreneurs by choice, have built the top personal Branding Agency in the world and focus on helping their clients increase their revenue through brand positioning and media credibility. The Celebrity Branding®Agency offers an unparalleled media guarantee to make clients Best-Selling Authors, get them on TV, and appear in major print publications in order to position them and tell their stories. Once accomplished, the online and offline marketing divisions of the agency, headed by Lindsay Dicks and Greg Rollett, execute specific marketing systems to drive revenue. The agency represents more than 1900 clients in 33 countries around the world, and has worked with the likes of Steve Forbes, Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Michael E. Gerber, Dan Kennedy and many others.

To learn more about Celebrity Branding Agency®, please visithttp://www.CelebrityBrandingAgency.com.

Celebrity Branding Agency Publishes Blog Highlighting Social Media Mistakes To Avoid

Posted by admin on Feb 13th, 2014

Celebrity Branding Agency, a multi-media, Marketing, PR, and Branding Agency, discusses several common social media marketing mistakes.

Orlando, FL – Feb. 13, 2014Celebrity Branding® Agency, a Personal Branding company, recently published a blog on their website (www.celebritybrandingagency.com) discussing social media marketing for businesses. The blog, titled “Celebrity Branding Online: Four Common Social Media Mistakes to Avoid” offers practical advice for business owners.

They write, “It’s no surprise that businesses all across the country have turned to social media in order to bolster their marketing efforts. But as with most things in life, there is a learning curve, and many small businesses are forced to learn the hard way by making costly mistakes on social media.”

The Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding® Agency specializes in Personal Branding. They help clients to elevate their recognition and credibility in their business or professional niche.

The entire blog can be found here.

About Celebrity Branding® Agency:

The Celebrity Branding® Agency is a multi-media, Marketing, PR, and Branding Agency that is dedicated to Celebrity Branding® entrepreneurs and professionals as experts in their fields of business. Founders, JW Dicks, Esq. & Nick Nanton, Esq., attorneys by trade and entrepreneurs by choice, have built the top personal Branding Agency in the world and focus on helping their clients increase their revenue through brand positioning and media credibility. The Celebrity Branding®Agency offers an unparalleled media guarantee to make clients Best-Selling Authors, get them on TV, and appear in major print publications in order to position them and tell their stories. Once accomplished, the online and offline marketing divisions of the agency, headed by Lindsay Dicks and Greg Rollett, execute specific marketing systems to drive revenue. The agency represents more than 1900 clients in 33 countries around the world, and has worked with the likes of Steve Forbes, Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Michael E. Gerber, Dan Kennedy and many others.

To learn more about Celebrity Branding Agency®, please visithttp://www.CelebrityBrandingAgency.com.

Celebrity Branding Agency Publishes Article Discussing The Value Of Writing Blogs And Articles

Posted by admin on Jan 23rd, 2014

Celebrity Branding Agency, a multi-media, Marketing, PR, and Branding Agency, examines the benefits of content marketing.

Orlando, FL – Jan. 23, 2014Celebrity Branding® Agency, a Personal Branding company, recently published an article on their website (www.celebritybrandingagency.com) discussing the importance of writing. The article, titled “Celebrity Branding Online: Five Reasons Why Writing Blogs and Articles is a Winning Strategy” demonstrates five practical reasons to pursue a content marketing strategy.

They write, “We’ve written about a variety of internet marketing tactics to help business owners build a powerful, credible CelebrityExpert® brand. Today, we’re going to examine one of them in greater depth—blog and article writing.”

The Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding® Agency specializes in Personal Branding. They help clients to elevate their recognition and credibility in their business or professional niche.

The entire article can be found here.

About Celebrity Branding® Agency:

The Celebrity Branding® Agency is a multi-media, Marketing, PR, and Branding Agency that is dedicated to Celebrity Branding® entrepreneurs and professionals as experts in their fields of business. Founders, JW Dicks, Esq. & Nick Nanton, Esq., attorneys by trade and entrepreneurs by choice, have built the top personal Branding Agency in the world and focus on helping their clients increase their revenue through brand positioning and media credibility. The Celebrity Branding®Agency offers an unparalleled media guarantee to make clients Best-Selling Authors, get them on TV, and appear in major print publications in order to position them and tell their stories. Once accomplished, the online and offline marketing divisions of the agency, headed by Lindsay Dicks and Greg Rollett, execute specific marketing systems to drive revenue. The agency represents more than 1900 clients in 33 countries around the world, and has worked with the likes of Steve Forbes, Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Michael E. Gerber, Dan Kennedy and many others.

To learn more about Celebrity Branding Agency®, please visithttp://www.CelebrityBrandingAgency.com.

Personal Branding Expert Nick Nanton Publishes Blog Highlighting Personal Branding Strategy

Posted by admin on Sep 13th, 2013

Orlando, FL – September 13, 2013Nick Nanton, Esq., Founder of The Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®, a Personal Branding company, recently published a blog on his website (http://www.nicknanton.com) discussing personal branding. The blog, titled “Personal Branding 101: To Become a Celebrity… Act Like a Celebrity!” offers three powerful branding strategies to his readers.

Nick Nanton writes, “Celebrity status isn’t something you’re born with (ok, unless you’re born to British royalty), it’s something you develop.”

The Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency® specializes in Personal Branding. They help clients to elevate their recognition and credibility in their business or professional niche.

The entire blog can be found here.

To learn more about Nick Nanton, please visit http://www.nicknanton.com andhttp://www.CelebrityBrandingAgency.com

About Nick Nanton, Esq.:

An Emmy Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton, Esq., is known as The Celebrity Lawyer and Agent to top Celebrity Experts for his role in developing and marketing business and professional experts, through personal branding, media, marketing and PR to help them gain credibility and recognition for their accomplishments. Nick is recognized as the nation’s leading expert on personal branding as Fast Company Magazine’s Expert Blogger on the subject and lectures regularly on the topic at major universities around the world.

The CEO of The Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency, Nick is an award winning director, producer and songwriter who has worked on everything from large scale events to television shows with the likes of Jack Canfield (co-creator of the Chicken Soup of rate Soul Series), Michael E. Gerber (The E-Myth), Brian Tracy, Dan Kennedy, Tom Hopkins, Dr. Ivan Misner (founder of BNI), Mari Smith, Robert Allen, Jay Conrad Levinson and many more.

Nick is recognized as one of the top thought-leaders in the business world and has co-authored 23 best-selling books, including the breakthrough hit Celebrity Branding You!, that has been used as a college textbook on personal branding. Nick serves as publisher of CelebrityPress®, a publishing company that produces and releases books by top Business Experts. CelebrityPress® has published books by many celebrity experts and Nick has led the marketing and PR campaigns that have driven more than 800 authors to Best-Seller status. Nick has been seen in USA Today, The Wall St. Journal, Newsweek, Inc. Magazine, The New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, FastCompany.com and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX television affiliates around the country, as well as on CNN, FOX News, CNBC and MSNBC in major markets across the nation, speaking on subjects ranging from branding, marketing and law, to American Idol.

Nick is a member of the Florida Bar, holds a JD from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, as well as a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business. Nick is a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS, Home to The GRAMMYs), a member of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Home to the Emmy Awards) co-founder of the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors, a 13-time Telly Award winner, and spends his spare time working with Young Life and Downtown Credo Orlando as well as rooting for the Florida Gators with his wife Kristina and their three children, Brock, Bowen and Addison.

Learn more at http://www.NickNanton.com andhttp://www.CelebrityBrandingAgency.com

Personal Branding Experts Nick Nanton and JW Dicks Hits Amazon Best-Seller List With “Against The Grain”

Posted by admin on Sep 10th, 2013

JW Dicks, business strategist and personal branding expert, and Nick Nanton, Top Agent to Celebrity Experts, recently hit five Amazon.com best-seller lists with the new book, “Against The Grain.”

JW Dicks

Orlando, Fla. – September 10, 2013 – Nick Nanton, Esq. and JW Dicks, Esq., Founders of The Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®, joined a select group of the world’s leading experts, along with noted business development expert, best-selling author and speaker, Brian Tracy, to co-author the book titled, Against The Grain: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal How They Achieved Positive Results in a Down Economy! The book was released on September 5th, 2013 by CelebrityPress™ – a leading business book publisher.

Against The Grain showcases a group of Celebrity Experts® including entrepreneurs, mentors and coaches who have survived and thrived in the midst of the constantly changing marketplace – going Against The Grain. To the reader who wants to enjoy success, these Celebrity Experts® share with them proven ways to move forward with their plans and the mindset required to do it.

Nick and JW contributed a chapter titled “Stand Out and Break Out! How To Go Against the Grain With Storytelling.”

On the day of release, Against The Grain: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal How They Achieved Positive Results in a Down Economy! achieved best-seller status in five Amazon.com categories.  The book reached best-seller status in the following categories: “Direct Marketing,” “Marketing,” “Entrepreneurship,” “Marketing and Sales” and “Personal Finance.”

JW Dicks is the Nation’s Foremost Expert on Personal Branding For Business Development, Attorney, Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur and Business Strategist, JW has been called the “Expert to Experts,” written over 31 business books, and is Editor and Publisher of Celebrity Expert Insider Newsletter. He is a Director of the National Academy of Best Selling Authors and has received an Emmy Nomination as an Executive Producer.

Nick Nanton

An Emmy Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton, Esq., is known as the Top Agent to Celebrity Experts around the world for his role in developing and marketing business and professional experts, through personal branding, media, marketing and PR. Nick is recognized as the nation’s leading expert on personal branding as Fast Company Magazine’s Expert Blogger on the subject and lectures regularly on the topic at major universities around the world. His book Celebrity Branding You®, while an easy and informative read, has also been used a text book at the University level.

To order a copy of the book, please go to http://amzn.com/0989518728

The royalties from this project will be given to Entrepreneur’s International Foundation, a not for profit organization dedicated to creating unique launch campaigns to raise money and awareness for charitable causes.

About Nick Nanton, Esq.:

An Emmy Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton, Esq., is known as the Top Agent to Celebrity Experts around the world for his role in developing and marketing business and professional experts, through personal branding, media, marketing and PR. Nick is recognized as the nation’s leading expert on personal branding as Fast Company Magazine’s Expert Blogger on the subject and lectures regularly on the topic at major universities around the world. His book Celebrity Branding You®, while an easy and informative read, has also been used as a text book at the University level.

The CEO and Chief StoryTeller at The Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency, an international agency with more than 1800 clients in 33 countries, Nick is an award winning director, producer and songwriter who has worked on everything from large scale events to television shows with the likes of Steve Forbes, Brian Tracy, Jack Canfield (The Secret, Creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series), Michael E. Gerber, Tom Hopkins, Dan Kennedy and many more.

Nick is recognized as one of the top thought-leaders in the business world and has co-authored 31 best-selling books alongside Brian Tracy, Jack Canfield, Dan Kennedy, Dr. Ivan Misner (Founder of BNI), Jay Conrad Levinson (Author of the Guerilla Marketing Series), Super Agent Leigh Steinberg and many others, including the breakthrough hit Celebrity Branding You!®.

Nick has led the marketing and PR campaigns that have driven more than 1000 authors to Best-Seller status. Nick has been seen in USA Today, The Wall St. Journal, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Inc. Magazine, The New York Times, Entrepreneur® Magazine, Forbes, FastCompany.com. and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX television affiliates around the country, as well as CNN, FOX News, CNBC, and MSNBC from coast to coast.

Nick is a member of the Florida Bar, holds a JD from the University Of Florida Levin College Of Law, as well as a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business. Nick is a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS, Home to The GRAMMYs), a member of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Home to the Emmy Awards) co-founder of the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors, a 16-time Telly Award winner, and spends his spare time working with Young Life, Downtown Credo Orlando, Entrepreneurs International and rooting for the Florida Gators with his wife Kristina and their three children, Brock, Bowen and Addison.

Learn more at http://www.NickNanton.com and http://www.CelebrityBrandingAgency.com

About J.W. Dicks:

JW Dicks, is America’s foremost expert on personal branding for business development and the Business Agent® to top Celebrity Experts. He is an advisor to clients internationally and has created business development and marketing campaigns that have produced sales of over a billion dollars in products and services. He is a Best Selling author with over 30 business books to his credit and has co-authored with Brian Tracy, Jack Canfield, Tom Hopkins, Dr. Ivan Misner and Mari Smith.

JW is called the “Expert to the Experts” and has appeared and been quoted in such national media as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur, Forbes.com, CNBC.Com, and Fortune Small business. His television appearances include ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX affiliates around the country. He is the resident branding expert for Fast Company’s internationally syndicated blog and is the editor and publisher of Celebrity Expert Insider, a monthly newsletter to experts worldwide. He produces and syndicates a line of franchised business television shows and received an Emmy nomination as Executive Producer of the documentary film Jacob’s Turn.

JWDicks@DicksNanton.com •  800.980.1626

http://www.DicksNanton.com

About Celebrity Press™:

Celebrity Press™ is a business book publisher that publishes books from thought leaders around the world. Celebrity Press™ specializes in helping its authors grow their businesses through book publishing. Celebrity Press™ has published books alongside Brian Tracy, Dr. Ivan Misner, Ron Legrand, Mari Smith, Kelly O’Neil, Alexis Martin Neely and many of the biggest experts across diverse fields.

Learn more at http://www.CelebrityPressPublishing.com

Personal Branding Expert J.W. Dicks Publishes New Article Highlighting A Key Question Business Owners Must Ask

Posted by admin on Jul 25th, 2013

JW Dicks, Founder of Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency, a Personal Branding company, explains that if a personal brand isn’t authentic, it won’t resonate.

Orlando, FL – July 25, 2013- J.W. Dicks, Founder of Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®, a Personal Branding company, recently published an article on his website (www.jwdicks.com) discussing personal branding strategy. The article, titled “Does Your Personal Brand Reflect YOU” urges readers to create a personal brand that reflects their own unique strengths, stories, and personality.

J.W. Dicks writes, “Today, we are going to look at a question which is absolutely critical to building a successful personal brand – yet often overlooked. That question is… does your personal brand reflect YOU?”

Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency® specializes in Personal Branding. They help clients to elevate their recognition and credibility in their business or professional niche.

The entire article can be found at http://www.jwdicks.com/articles/does-your-personal-brand-reflect-you-2.php.

To learn more about JW Dicks and Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®, please visit http://www.JWDicks.com and http://www.celebritybrandingagency.com/

About J.W. Dicks:

JW Dicks, is America’s foremost expert on personal branding for business development and the Business Agent® to top Celebrity Experts. He is an advisor to clients internationally and has created business development and marketing campaigns that have produced sales of over a billion dollars in products and services. He is a Best Selling author with over 24 business books to his credit and has co-authored with Brian Tracy, Jack Canfield, Tom Hopkins, Dr. Ivan Misner and Mari Smith.

JW is called the “Expert to the Experts” and has appeared and been quoted in such national media as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur, Forbes.com, CNBC.Com, and Fortune Small business. His television appearances include ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX affiliates around the country. He is the resident branding expert for Fast Company’s internationally syndicated blog and is the editor and publisher of Celebrity Expert Insider, a monthly newsletter to experts worldwide. He produces and syndicates a line of franchised business television shows and received an Emmy nomination as Executive Producer of the documentary film Jacob’s Turn.

JWDicks@DicksNanton.com  •  800.980.1626

http://www.DicksNanton.com

Personal Branding Expert J.W. Dicks Publishes New Blog Discussing The Importance Of Expressing Appreciation

Posted by admin on Jun 18th, 2013

JW Dicks, Founder of Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency, a Personal Branding company, explains that showing gratitude is an important component of a strong brand.

Orlando, FL – DATE , 2013- J.W. Dicks, Founder of Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®, a Personal Branding company, recently published a blog on his website (www.jwdicks.com) discussing branding strategy. The blog, titled “Personal Branding: Show Appreciation… and Build Your Business” offers practical advice to business owners.

J.W. Dicks writes, “I know what you’re thinking—you’re here for business advice, not Etiquette 101. But showing appreciation and expressing gratitude is more than just good manners.”

Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency® specializes in Personal Branding. They help clients to elevate their recognition and credibility in their business or professional niche.

The entire blog can be found at http://www.jwdicks.com/blogroll/personal-branding-show-appreciation-and-build-your-business.php.

To learn more about JW Dicks and Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®, please visit http://www.JWDicks.com and http://www.celebritybrandingagency.com/

About J.W. Dicks:

JW Dicks, is America’s foremost expert on personal branding for business development and the Business Agent® to top Celebrity Experts. He is an advisor to clients internationally and has created business development and marketing campaigns that have produced sales of over a billion dollars in products and services. He is a Best Selling author with over 24 business books to his credit and has co-authored with Brian Tracy, Jack Canfield, Tom Hopkins, Dr. Ivan Misner and Mari Smith.

JW is called the “Expert to the Experts” and has appeared and been quoted in such national media as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur, Forbes.com, CNBC.Com, and Fortune Small business. His television appearances include ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX affiliates around the country. He is the resident branding expert for Fast Company’s internationally syndicated blog and is the editor and publisher of Celebrity Expert Insider, a monthly newsletter to experts worldwide. He produces and syndicates a line of franchised business television shows and received an Emmy nomination as Executive Producer of the documentary film Jacob’s Turn.

Financial Experts Grant Conness and Andrew Costa Featured in Newsweek

Posted by admin on Mar 4th, 2013

Andrew Costa and Grant Conness, wealth management experts, were recently featured in Newsweek as one of America’s PremierExperts.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – March 4, 2013 – Andrew Costa and Grant Conness, Managing Directors of Global Wealth Management, were recently featured in Newsweek with other leading professionals as one of America’s PremierExperts’® “Financial Trendsetters.” In the Newsweek feature, Andrew and Grant along with other leading financial experts were showcased for their forward thinking and successful strategies for wealth management, retirement planning, wealth building and much more.

Here is what the Newsweek feature had to say about Mr. Conness and Mr. Costa:

Andrew Costa and Grant Conness have revolutionized the financial services industry by finally providing affluent individuals and families with what they deserve, a fully-transparent, concierge level of service Wealth Management platform. They hold themselves to the “Fiduciary Standard” in every aspect of their Financial Advisory practice. Whether it be retirement income planning or estate planning concerns, Andrew Costa and Grant Conness are committed to helping qualified clients achieve their unique goals and objectives.

The mission of Global Wealth Management is to provide the comprehensive wealth management demanded by Andrew and Grant’s clients with significant financial worth. They do this by providing financial advice across a broad spectrum of disciplines together with exemplary client service. Their advice is customized to meet the dynamic needs of their clients.

“We aim to provide capital preservation, income and estate planning solutions to individuals and families, thereby leaving Global Wealth Management clients free to pursue their retirement aspirations,” remarked Mr. Costa.

Learn more about Andrew Costa, Grant Conness and Global Wealth Management at http://globalwma.com/

Theory of Constraints and Manufacturing Expert Dr. Lisa Lang Featured in Newsweek

Posted by admin on Jan 9th, 2013

Dr. Lisa Lang, of the Science of Business, was recently featured in Newsweek as well as major online media outlets, including Yahoo!Finance, Morningstar, CNBC, MarketWatch and many others.

Green Valley, AZ – January 9, 2013 – “Dr. Lisa” Lang, President of the Science of Business, was recently featured in Newsweek as a “Champion”. A feature story about Dr. Lisa was also recently seen on the online home pages of major publications such as Yahoo! Finance, CNBC, The Boston Globe, The Miami Herald, Morningstar, Los Angeles Daily News and MarketWatch, among many others.

In the Newsweek feature, Dr. Lisa was named a “Manufacturing Champion”, she remarked, “To get more jobs done faster, to reduce your lead times and to improve due date performance in a highly custom job shop — STOP focusing on efficiency. Efficiency is an effect. To improve productivity with the same people and resources — focus on FLOW!”

Dr. Lisa is one of the foremost Theory of Constraints experts in the world and a sought after manufacturing expert having been named the 2012 Manufacturing Trendsetter in the USA Today for her inexpensive and guaranteed Velocity Scheduling System Coaching Program that has dramatically improved performance of well over 100 highly custom job shops and machine shops.  She has also appeared in CBS News, The Wall Street Journal, Finance.com, About.com, Gear Technology, CNBC, NY Daily News, The Fabricator, NTMA’s The Record and many others.

Dr Lisa is active in helping the reshoring of manufacturing back to the U.S. and in the NTMA, PMA, and AMT communities having helped member companies to reduce their lead-times and improve due date performance. She worked with Dr. Goldratt who is the father of Theory of Constraints and author of the bestselling book, The Goal. Dr Lisa is the President of the Science of Business specializing in increasing profits of highly custom manufacturers by applying Theory of Constraints, Lean and Six Sigma (TLS) to operations with Velocity Scheduling System and to engineering/design with Project Velocity System and to marketing with her Mafia Offer Boot Camp.

To read the full feature story about Dr. Lisa, as seen on CNBC, Morningstar, CBS MoneyWatch, The Houston Chronicle and others, please visit http://www.velocityschedulingsystem.com/breaking-the-mold-and-the-constraints-in-custom-manufacturing/

Learn more about Dr. Lisa at http://www.VelocitySchedulingSystem.com/ and check out her 47-minute webinar “How To Get More Jobs Done Faster” for job shop scheduling and machine shop scheduling at www.VelocitySchedulingSystem.com/webinar.

Financial Expert Rick Parkes Offers Helpful Tips To Build Your Best Retirement Plan

Posted by admin on Dec 29th, 2012

Rick Parkes, financial and retirement planning expert discusses three straightforward strategies to help families grow towards a stronger financial future.

Raleigh, NC – December 29, 2012 – Rick Parkes, CRFA®, co-founder of Diversified Estate Services, recently discussed how time impacts your retirement money, and offers ways to help build a strong retirement plan.

“I find that time, math and money rarely move in the same direction,” remarked Rick Parkes. “It is quite strange because the whole idea of compounding interest and capital appreciation are based on a rate of return compounded over time. In fact, the math for appreciation is based on four variables: Present Value, Future Value, Rate of Return and Time.”

“Logically, time, money and math should be aligned and making retirees (and soon–to-be retirees) money – right?”, asked Rick. “Well, Maybe. If you take risk with your money values can go up — but they can also go down. Market historians and verified data offer long term rates of return that are very attractive but when the economy gets rough, money can (and has been) lost, which is not helping folks and their families grow towards a stronger financial future.”

Rick Parkes offered three simple strategies that can help those who are saving and planning for retirement stay on a responsible path:

  • Diversify between many different types of assets – Avoid biases such as, “I only invest in mutual funds, or just stocks and bonds,” and do not build in a bias towards products you may not understand, such as: “I don’t believe in life insurance.” Allow yourself to be open to all possibilities – they all may have a lot of merit in a well-designed plan.
  • Do not try to time anything. Instead build a great plan based on sound retirement planning principals and then stick with it. Allow time to work for you and do not allow your emotions to work against you and your money.
  • Take the time to review. Keep track of where you are, what you have and where you want your retirement planning to go. That is the ultimate key to utilizing time and achieving planning success.
  • For more information on this topic, or to learn how Rick Parkes can help you, please visit www.desllc.org

    About Rick Parkes:

    Rick is co-owner of Diversified Estate Services, LLC and Retirement Investment Strategies a comprehensive financial advisory firm.  Diversified Estate Services, LLC and Retirement Investment Strategies is a firm that specializes in assisting individuals to gain clarity, balance and focus which empowers them with confidence. He teaches the powerful knowledge of retirement planning to attorneys, CPAs, and the general public.

    Rick Parkes industry designations include Life Underwriter Training Council (LUTC) and Certified Retirement Financial Advisors (CRFA).  Rick is also a radio talk show host.

    Rick’s firm is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau with the highest rating A+, where he is pleased to instill customer confidence of nearly 1,000 consumer’s inquiries. Rick is also a member of the National Ethics Bureau, where he successfully passed the Ethics Check System™, a rigorous eight-point background check for criminal, civil, and business violations.

    Next »