Who Are We?

Retirement Solutions was founded over 20 years ago and is an independent, multi-generational, family owned and operated wealth firm with locations in Naperville, Illinois and southwest Florida. 

The professionals at Retirement Solutions will work with you to assess your needs, determine your goals, and develop an objective strategy to pursue your goals.

Who Do We Serve?

  • Individuals and families planning for retirement and/or evaluating their current financial position
  • Those facing a life transition, such as the loss of a loved one or a divorce
  • People preparing to start a family or a new career, or to buy or sell a home
  • Business owners managing the sale of their business

What Do We Do?

  • Fully understand your family’s goals and needs
  • Help you create and execute a realistic and attainable financial plan
  • Proactively manage your investments through all market cycles
  • Keep you informed of events that impact your family’s finances on a timely basis

Our Team

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Founder, Co-Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and Wealth Advisor

Mike brings more than 30 years of investment management experience and insight to business owners, individuals and...

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Wealth Advisor

Ryan formally joined Retirement Solutions as a Wealth Advisor in 2015 but has been indirectly involved in the business...

Co-Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and Wealth Advisor

Caroline joined Retirement Solutions in 2021 after working for 20 years in institutional investment management.  As of...

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Managing Partner / LPL Registered Administrative Associate

Joanie is a Managing Partner/LPL Registered Administrative Associate and cofounder of Retirement Solutions. She and her...

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Director of Operations

Kristina joined Retirement Solutions in 2015 as an LPL Registered Administrative Associate and was promoted to Director...

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Chief Barketing Officer - In Memoriam

Jupiter acts as a culture carrier for Retirement Solutions, bringing a positive attitude and unparalleled enthusiasm to...

We manage assets for individuals and families, providing investment management, and financial planning services.

Blogs

First, let’s start by uncovering the most common mistake in estate planning… Surprisingly, this frequently made mistake might already be on your doorstep. A staggering number of people haven’t yet started an estate plan. It’s a critical oversight that can have far-reaching implications, but this isn’t the only pitfall that can disrupt your planning efforts. Here’s a breakdown of 4 estate planning missteps and how to fix them: Mistake #1: Neglecting to Update Your Estate...
A power of attorney (POA) can grant you certain authority and specific responsibilities. While the extent and limitations of POAs can vary based on many factors, stepping into the role of power of attorney can be unlike anything else. That’s because it puts you in the driver’s seat to make key decisions and oversee vital needs for someone else. That doesn’t mean that POAs come with carte-blanche powers or that one power of attorney will mirror another. Explaining how POAs work, this guide shares more fundamentals, detailing some common types of powers of attorney and the responsibilities you may have as an agent of one of these devices.
How many years will your retirement last? What are the chances you’ll live past 90? Most of us answer those questions wrong because we don’t have strong longevity literacy. 1 That means that about 81% of us1 aren’t working with a viable understanding of our own life expectancy. Let’s explore how understanding longevity could create a positive impact in your retirement planning. What is longevity literacy? Longevity literacy refers to your knowledge about expected lifespans...