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Rick Mitchell, CFP®

Financial Advisor, SDCCU Investment Services - CA Insurance LIC# 0G78107


About Me


In spite of being a high school honor student, I took the long and winding road towards my college degree – it wasn’t until I had to pay for my studies that I got serious about obtaining my degree. 14 years after my high school graduation, I again donned a cap and gown with great pride and received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Redlands.
 
It was with good fortune that I discovered and responded to an entry level position offering as a Registered Representative with the Vanguard Mutual Fund Group. I had developed an interest in the investment markets, and the pairing of investment services and client service had a natural appeal for me. I advanced through a variety of positions at Vanguard, and obtained sponsorship in the American College Certified Financial Planner™ program while a representative in their Flagship High-Net Worth division. This sponsorship resulted in my obtaining CFP® designation. I leveraged my designation into a position with Vanguard’s Personal Financial Planning group, developing and practicing comprehensive and holistic planning advice.
 
I left Vanguard to pursue a financial advisor role, and after spending some time at other firms I was drawn to the close, community feel that SDCCU offered, joining SDCCU Investment Services in 2014.
 
Growing up a few miles from the Coliseum, I am passionate about college football and a die-hard USC Trojans fan, Fight On! A fitness enthusiast, I have completed 5 marathons although admittedly the last two ran me. I am a music geek, with a Spotify playlist for every occasion, relentlessly toying with their content. While I enjoy my hobbies, my favorite moments are spending time with my wife Courtney, our 3 dogs (Ivy, Willow, River) and cat (Oliver). 


What Makes Me Different


Whether it’s planning for a secure retirement, developing a strategy to pay for your child’s college education or simply getting professional feedback about your current investment options, I can help you create a personalized roadmap to help you pursue your financial objectives. When I respond to your needs, I am speaking to you, about you, and determining what is most suitable for you. You will leave our meeting knowing and understanding not only what I suggest, but also why I suggested it and how it will fit your needs. 


Education & Professional Certifications


• University of Redlands Bachelor of Science Business Management
• Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner
• FINRA Series 7, 66 licenses held through LPL Financial
• CA Insurance License #0G78107 


Services Include

  • Estate Planning
  • Business Planning Solutions
  • Insurance Needs Analysis & Implementation

Services Include

  • Estate Planning
  • Business Planning Solutions
  • Insurance Needs Analysis & Implementation

Securities and advisory services are offered through LPL Financial (LPL), a registered investment advisor and broker-dealer (member FINRA/SIPC). Insurance products are offered through LPL or its licensed affiliates. San Diego County Credit Union and SDCCU Investment Services are not registered as a broker-dealer or investment advisor. Registered representatives of LPL offer products and services using SDCCU Investment Services, and may also be employees of San Diego County Credit Union. These products and services are being offered through LPL or its affiliates, which are separate entities from, and not affiliates of, San Diego County Credit Union or SDCCU Investment Services. LPL Financial Registered Representatives associated with this site may only discuss and/or transact securities business with residents of the following states: (Depends on Advisor(s) Registration* AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT and WA. Securities and insurance offered through LPL or its affiliates are:

Not Insured by  NCUA or Any Other Government Agency
Not Credit Union Guaranteed
Not Credit Union Deposits or Obligations
May Lose Value

 

Your Credit Union (“Financial Institution”) provides referrals to financial professionals of LPL Financial LLC (“LPL”) pursuant to an agreement that allows LPL to pay the Financial Institution for these referrals. This creates an incentive for the Financial Institution to make these referrals, resulting in a conflict of interest. The Financial Institution is not a current client of LPL for brokerage or advisory services. Please visit https://www.lpl.com/disclosures/is-lpl-relationship-disclosure.html for more detailed information. LPL Financial Form CLS.

 

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