Team

Our mission is to build financial security one generation at a time. 

We take total responsibility for our clients' financial security planning. In order to fulfill this obligation, we have to have deep and personal relationships with our clients. Our goal is to provide the highest level of competence and quality in the work we do, and we must make certain to be in contact with our clients on a frequency that is ideally suited to their individual service expectations and planning needs. We use a highly individualized and exceptionally detailed planning process based on in-depth fact finding, prepared with some of the best technology and tools currently available in the industry. Our clients have to be our partners in this process for it to be successful. The asset management we provide is the engine for our team's success.

Stated simply, our goal is to help our clients make informed decisions that feel right.

 

Ripley, Garlock & Associates Vision 

To become the most trusted financial planning firm during every significant moment in our client’s lives. 


As a fee-based financial planner, I am compensated for the time and expertise put into designing and creating your personal financial plan. Under this fee structure, I have a responsibility to ensure your interests and goals are always put first.

 

 

The Northwestern Mutual Difference

We make plans for people, not just money. So no matter your goals, we have access to top rated products and services to help you meet each one.

  • Best Life Insurance Company ranked by NerdWallet, 2019 to 20201
  • AAA, Aaa, and AA+ the highest financial strength ratings of any life insurer from all four major rating agencies2
  • Top 10 U.S. Independent Investment Broker-Dealers3
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2Northwestern Mutual continues to have the highest financial strength ratings awarded to any U.S. life insurer by all four of the major rating agencies: A.M. Best Company, A++ (highest), April 2020; Fitch Ratings, AAA (highest), August 2020; Moody’s Investors Service, Aaa (highest), December 2020; S&P Global Ratings, AA+ (second highest), June 2020. Third-party ratings are subject to change. Ratings are for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company.

3Measured by 2020 total revenues. Ranking for Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC. Sources: Financial Advisor magazine and Investment News, April 2021.

Dean James Ripley, CFP®, ChFC®, CASL®, RICP®, CLU®
Wealth Management Advisor


Ripley, Garlock & Associates Financial Planning Group

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