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We are a group of warm and caring friends who have come together as professionals sharing a common passion for helping individuals and families plan for a secure financial future. It is our highest priority to find solutions for secure, reliable, sustainable income in retirement. Influenced by the most educated minds in the field, we’re determined to serve others to the highest fiduciary standards, always placing our client’s best interests ahead of our own.

We have been serving clients now for several decades combined. We are proud that clients have become friends and we are honored to experience the joy of helping people improve their lives. We have a standard of care, excellence, and kindness that our entire team lives by every day. As a fiduciary firm that continues to grow, each with specialties to serve clients across the United States and abroad, we champion the message that Income Is The Outcome That Matters Most In Retirement.

John Ripley
CLTC®, FRC℠, ChFEBC℠

John has been serving clients in the financial services arena since 2003, when he launched a mortgage company in Orlando, Florida. He hosted a financial radio program, “Your Home, Your Money,” heard across Florida for many years. Now, as a nationally recognized and sought-after seminar speaker, John shares a message of hope in a fun and compelling way. He also serves our team as the principal communicator at our Retirement Income Workshops held across the U.S., where we teach business owners and attendees from all sectors how to create streams of predictable and reliable lifetime income.

John served as a United States Marine Officer and is honored to be an Investment Advisor Representative at Smarter Retirement Solutions leading our team of advisors across the country. As our company grows to meet the increased demand for quality and thoughtful retirement advice, John provides oversight of our expansion both domestically and internationally. A proud sponsor of federal retirement workshops around the U.S., John empowers federal employees to maximize their benefits and live their retirement dreams. John appears in this year’s “Retirement Planning” edition of Kiplinger’s Magazine and can be seen on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX on the “Retire Happy Hour” TV program.”

Stacy Ripley
DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SUCCESS

Stacey was an invaluable resource for several local business owners in Alabama and Florida and overhauled their sales, marketing, HR, and accounting practices. She transitioned from the music industry as a recording artist to the business world. John and Stacey met through their common love of music and married in June 2017. Based on the Smarter Retirement Solutions team’s growth, Stacey enthusiastically joined the team as Director of Client Success and now leads our client experience process and supports our multi-state team. John and Stacey live in Orlando, FL, and stay active with five college-age children, are passionate about music, fitness, global missions, and travel. Stacey and John lead our service to federal clients in the Orlando, Tampa, and Denver areas, also providing support for our team members and clients around the world.

Clint Connel
FINANCIAL STRATEGIST

An Army Officer and a three-decade real estate expert, Clint joined Smarter Retirement Solutions to serve clients in Texas and the central U.S. His keen understanding of market trends and risk management offers our clients excellent value as our team builds solid Retirement Income Plans.

He remembers the underlying theme taught by his grandparents, who had been wiped out by the Depression, that “money doesn’t come easy and you need to protect what you have.”

His grandparents worked for the State of Texas starting in the 1930s, and later his father served as a Texas Ranger and his mom as a Texas school teacher. Clint witnessed the gratefulness that each generation displayed for their reliable employment benefits and steady streams of income. They saw these sources of predictable income as “heaven-sent.” Clint learned that being thrifty is a great way to gain financial security and create reliable future retirement income. He joined the Smarter Retirement Solutions team to now provide that same positive future outlook for all of our clients. When he sees them begin to really understand the benefits of reliable income, grasp the possibilities of a secure retirement, look at their future with bright anticipation rather than nervous uncertainty – that’s a good day in his book!

Clint and Andrea, his wife of 34 years, live in Austin, TX and have two sons; one a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, and the other is a nationally recognized large-scale commercial artist. Clint leads our service to federal employees in the Central Texas region.

Terry Thomason
CONSULTANT

Terry, President of Replica Wealth Advisors, has been serving his clients for the past 18 years in Colorado Springs and the Greater Pikes Peak area. He brings his joyful countenance to bear in every situation. A calculating and thoughtful income planner, Terry enjoys his craft and the results of lifetime income solutions. He and his wife Sherry have been married for 33 years, live in Colorado Springs, CO, and have two daughters and six grandchildren. They love outdoor sports and serve in their local church. Terry has climbed half of Colorado’s 14,000-foot mountains. Terry leads our service to federal employees in southern Colorado and the greater Colorado Springs Pikes Peak region.

Advisory services are offered by Replica Wealth Advisors Inc. a Registered Investment Advisor in the State of Colorado. Insurance products and services are offered through Terry Thomason, Sole Proprietor dba Mountain Range Insurance Advisors, an affiliated company. Replica Wealth Advisors Inc. and Terry Thomason, Sole Proprietor dba Mountain Range Insurance Advisors are not affiliated with or endorsed by the Social Security Administration or any other government agency.

Investment Advisory Services are offered only by duly registered individuals through Tucker Asset Management. Tucker Asset Management and Smarter Retirement Solutions are not affiliated companies. Neither Smarter Retirement Solutions or Tucker Asset Management are affiliated with or endorsed by the U.S. Government or any governmental agency.

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