Derrick Rivera, CFP, CPWA

Derrick Rivera, CFP, CPWA

Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

An Ameriprise Platinum Financial Services® Practice As an Ameriprise financial advisor, I believe success should be measured not just by your financial well-being, but by how confident you feel about your future. My mission is to help you reach your financial goals through a personal relationship based on personalized, knowledgeable advice. This focus is designed to help you reach your goals, giving you greater confidence. Areas of Focus Retirement Income Strategies Tax Planning Strategies Retirement Planning Strategies Estate Planning Strategies Insurance Family Finances Small Business Investments Saving for Education Wealth Preservation Strategies Executive Compensation and Benefit Strategies Cash Flow Management Strategies Qualifications CFP® CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner CPWA® Certified Private Wealth Advisor® practitioner Florida State University - B.S. in Accounting and Finance 1995 Experience Ameriprise Financial 1998 - Present (14 years) Awards & Recognition FIVE STAR Wealth Manager 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Community Participation Georgia State University Robinson College of Business Honors Program Mentor American Cancer Society Atlanta Humane Society Atlanta Seminole Club Professional Associations Financial Planning Association American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) AICPA - Personal Financial Planning Section Interests Spokesperson for Cancer Awareness - After experiencing my wife Lisa's cancer battle, it is my mission to encourage everyone to get checked regularly and to live life to the fullest. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and mixed martial arts Florida State Seminole Booster Atlanta Falcons Season Ticket holder Working Together Meeting with an Ameriprise financial advisor is an important first step. It's an opportunity to get to know an advisor and share your goals and dreams. You're under no obligation; your initial meeting with an Ameriprise financial advisor will be relaxed and informal. Your meeting will include a review of your existing financial situation and potential opportunities, gaps or general strategies. While you won't receive a comprehensive review or financial planning services for which fees are charged, you should expect to get a sense of what it might be like to work together. What to expect Professional help in clarifying your financial goals and priorities If you decide to purchase a financial planning service, you will receive sound financial advice at a fair price, tailored to your investment objectives Accurate information about our tailored solutions, including risks, benefits and costs What to bring A list of any questions you have regarding your current financial situation Any account statements, budget information or other areas of your financial life that you feel deserve immediate attention A list of future dreams and financial goals you would like to achieve, including both short- and long-term goals Ameriprise Platinum Financial Services® Advisors Ameriprise Platinum Financial Services Advisors are experienced in helping clients achieve their goals. They hold industry recognized financial planning credentials and maintain a high level of client satisfaction. They recognize that as a client’s assets grow, their finances become more complex and require greater attention and expertise. Platinum Financial Services advisors help clients balance growth and protection through a personalized financial planning approach. Ameriprise Financial provides these advisors prioritized service and a network of expert resources to consult on complex client needs. . I am licensed and registered to conduct business in GA. Based on licenses and registrations I hold, I may also conduct business in AL, NC, VA, TX, IL, MD, LA, NY, FL, MI, CA, SC, DC, KY. CA Insurance #0I00765 Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. is a broker-dealer and member of FINRA. Comments and "likes" should not be considered representative of client experiences, or indicative of future performance or success. While I appreciate the support of my clients, I cannot accept Recommendations or Endorsements due to Investment Advisers Act of 1940 rules which prohibit me from publishing a testimonial of any kind concerning the investment advice, analysis, reporting or other services I provide. For your privacy, please don’t post account or service-related information on this page. Instead, contact me directly. Please visit for more important disclosures and information. .

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Ameriprise Research: Consumer perceptions of the job market are very good, but not TOO good. In our view, U.S. recession odds remain low, in part, because skepticism has led consumers to be more cautious with their finances, leaving them in position to support further growth.

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Ameriprise Research: We expect stocks to face some resistance if the S&P 500 can approach the 2940 level over the next two weeks. Traders may want to test/retest the validity of such levels before moving stocks to a new all-time high—much like they did when it approached 2800.

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