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Ric Edelman's New Television Special, The Truth About Retirement, to Air Nationwide on PBS

Ric Edelman's New Television Special, The Truth About Retirement, to Air Nationwide on PBS

Viewers can receive a personal financial plan for just $20 a month for 12 months

FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ric Edelman's new special, The Truth About Retirement, will begin airing on Public Television this month. It's Edelman's third special for Public Television.

This program focuses on investments, Social Security and estate planning, giving viewers important strategies that can help them enjoy a safe and secure retirement. Edelman, Founder and Executive Chairman of Edelman Financial Services said, "There is nothing more important in personal finance than being able to retire in comfort and financial security. The mission of this program is to show viewers, step by step, how to make sure their retirement is everything they want it to be, and to do it in an entertaining way."

Through the program, every viewer will get the opportunity to receive a personal financial plan provided by Edelman and his colleagues by pledging $240 to their local Public Television station, or $20 per month for 12 months. Normally, Edelman's firm charges $800 for this service. Viewers will talk one-on-one with an Edelman Financial Planner about all aspects of their personal finances - investments, mortgages, college planning, retirement planning, estate planning, insurance, taxes and more. The plan is personalized to help each individual achieve their financial goals and retire in comfort. Not only will viewers be supporting their local PBS station's finances, they'll also get a premium financial plan to help their own financial future.

The Truth About Retirement makes its debut this month on dozens of Public Television stations, including: Baltimore (Maryland Public Television), Boston (WGBH), Chicago (WYIN), Columbus (WOSU, WOUB), Houston (KUHT), Los Angeles (KCET, KLCS, KOCE, KVCR), Miami (WPBT, WLRN), Orlando (WUCF), Philadelphia (WHYY, WYBE), Phoenix (KAET), Richmond (WCVE), St. Louis (KETC/Nine Network), Salt Lake City (KBYU), San Diego (KPBS), San Francisco (KQED, KRCB), and Washington, D.C. (WETA). The complete schedule is posted at or check with local PBS affiliates.

About Ric Edelman
Ric Edelman, Founder & Executive Chairman of Edelman Financial Services, has been ranked the #1 Independent Financial Advisor in the nation by Barron's three times.(1) His commitment to teaching consumers about personal finance has established him as a popular and trusted financial professional in the country. A #1 New York Times bestselling author, Edelman's eight books have collectively sold more than one million copies and have been translated into several languages. He also hosts radio and televisions shows that air weekly nationwide.

About Edelman Financial Services
Edelman Financial Services provides financial planning and investment management services to more than 30,000 individuals and families and manages $16 billion in assets.(2) The firm also provides 401(k) plans and institutional investment management for businesses. EFS has won more than 100 financial, business, community and philanthropic awards.(3) For investment advice and other financial planning services, or to speak with an advisor, call 888-PLAN-RIC (888-752-6742) or visit

Ric Edelman is an Investment Advisor Representative who offers advisory services through Edelman Financial Services, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor. He is also a Registered Representative and Registered Principal of, and offers securities through, EF Legacy Securities, LLC, an affiliated broker/dealer, member FINRA/SIPC.

(1)According to Barron's, "The formula [used] to rank advisors has three major components: assets managed, revenue produced and quality of the advisor's practice. Investment returns are not a component of the rankings because an advisor's returns are dictated largely by each client's risk tolerance. The quality-of-practice component includes an evaluation of each advisor's regulatory record." The rankings are based on the universe of applications submitted to Barron's. The selection process begins with a nomination and application provided to Barron's. Principals of Edelman Financial Services, LLC self-nominated the firm and submitted quantitative and qualitative information to Barron's as requested. Barron's reviewed and considered this information which resulted in the rankings on Aug. 27, 2012/Aug. 28, 2010/Aug. 31, 2009.

(2)As of 3/31/16

(3)Throughout the firm's 30 year history, EFS and Ric Edelman have been presented with more than 100 business, advisory, communication and community service awards. A complete list of awards won can be requested by contacting the firm at (888)-PLAN-RIC.

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