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

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...
With healthcare costs often resembling an unpredictable market, and long-term care expenses looming, the post-work years require careful financial planning. This blog post advocates for partnering with a financial professional to navigate these challenges, offering tailored guidance on Medicare, long-term care funding, and retirement law changes. By preparing strategically, retirees can confidently set sail into their golden years, potentially free from the turbulence of unforeseen financial burdens.
Believe it or not social media scams have been picking more pockets than any other scam today––including phone call and text fraud. 1 There have been more than $2.7 billion in losses to social media scams between January 2021 and June 2023. 2 And whether or not you’ve seen these cons in action, they don’t look the same today as they did even a year ago. 2 They’re becoming more personalized and harder to detect...