For 30 years, Ric Edelman has worked to teach everyday people about personal finance. He’s widely regarded as a top financial advisors, having been named in 2016 among the country’s Top 10 Wealth Advisors by Forbesmagazine,1 the nation’s #1 Independent Financial Advisor (three times) by Barron’s,2 and one of the “10 most influential figures” in the investment advisory field by RIABiz in 2013. . Ric is also a #1 New York Times bestselling author with more than 1 million copies collectively in print, The Ric Edelman Show has been on radio for more than 25 years. Ric has been named among the top 100 talk shows hosts for four years by TALKERS magazine. Ric and his wife, Jean, founded Edelman Financial Services to provide financial planning and investment management services. Today, the firm’s 157 advisors serve more than 33,000 individuals and families from 43 offices coast-to-coast, managing more than $18.5 billion in assets. Ric and Jean live in the suburbs of Northern Virginia.