I graduated from Beloit College in 1994, after studying Political Science with an eye toward going to law school.  Having grown up in Boulder, Colorado I returned home after graduation and unexpectedly found myself recruited into the financial planning profession.  My entire professional career has been spent with Northwestern Mutual in the financial services industry. Since 2017 I have been a principle and Founder of Ripley, Garlock & Associates Financial Planning Group, where we have advisors focusing on varying specialties within a multi-generational practice.  My areas of practice focus are retirement income management and estate planning.


Qualifications & Designations:

  • Bachelors of Art in Government – Beloit College
  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®)
  • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®)
  • Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®)
  • Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL®)
  • FINRA Series 6, 7 and 63
  • Life/Health/Long-term Care Insurance Licenses

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

Ripley, Garlock & Associates Financial Planning Group


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