Melody A. Anderson earns Income Certified Professional designation
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[January 13, 2014]
Melody A. Anderson, a financial
adviser with Northwestern Mutual, has earned the professional
designation of Retirement Income Certified Professional from the
American College, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Candidates for the RICP designation must complete a minimum of three
college-level courses and are required to pass a series of two-hour
proctored exams. They must also have three years of experience, meet
stringent ethics requirements and participate in the college's
continuing education program.
The RICP educational curriculum is
the most complete and comprehensive program available to
professional financial advisers looking to help their clients create
sustainable retirement income. The rigorous three-course credential
helps advisers master retirement income planning, a key focus area
not fully covered in other professional designation programs. From
retirement portfolio management techniques and mitigation of plan
risks to the proper use of annuities, employer-sponsored benefits
and determining the best Social Security claiming age, the RICP
provides a wealth of practical information for advisers.
Using the most current techniques, RICPs identify retirement
income needs and objectives and evaluate a client's current
situation relative to those goals. Individuals who earn an RICP can
provide expert advice on a broad range of retirement topics,
including income needs and objectives, estate issues and other risks
to retirement income planning, Social Security, health insurance and
housing decisions, and income taxation.
Anderson has been with Northwestern Mutual since 1987. She has
also secured these certifications: Certified Financial Planner, or
CFP; Charter Life Underwriter, or CLU; Charter Financial Consultant,
or ChFC; Masters of Science in Financial Services, or MSFS; and
Chartered Advisor for Senior Living, or CASL.
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She works to build relationships with clients, based on trust and
integrity, always striving to provide them with the same level of
ethical service that she would expect for herself.
Anderson has been serving the city of Lincoln as an alderwoman
for Ward 1 since 2006. She is currently serving as treasurer for
First Presbyterian Church and has served as a board member for St.
The American College is the nation's largest nonprofit
educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the
highest level of academic accreditation, the college has served as a
valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance
companies and others for over 86 years. The American College's
faculty represents some of the financial services industry's
foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit
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