Senior Financial Advisor, Certified Financial Planner
Contributor's Links: Clarity Financial

Frequent writer & contributor to local television & radio stations. Quoted in various publications including the New Yorker, the NY Times, The Wall Street Journal & SmartMoney. Also provider of content to CNBC, MarketWatch. 2014: Regular contributor to MarketWatch's Retirement ... more


Three Ways To Teach Your Kids To Invest Smart
Interestingly, many parents find it awkward to discuss stock investing with their children. Some adults don’t feel confident in their abilities to do research.
The Post-Pandemic Retirement Survival Guide - Part 2
Consider the post-pandemic retirement survival guide as the catalyst for renewal.
The Post-Pandemic Retirement Survival Guide - Part 1
Don’t allow your emotions to become your investment or portfolio strategy. Remaining level-headed and humble in the face of massive liquidity assures you’ll still respect the risk that comes along with stock investing.
COVID-19 And Women’s Finances: 4 Money Ideas
COVID-19 has further deteriorated the status of women’s finances. Here are four money ideas for women to consider now.
What Will Your 2021 Be ‘About?’
Perhaps 2021 is ‘about’ learning from people smarter than us. And there are a lot of intuitive humans around if you open your eyes to them.  Frankly, we can seek to learn from anyone if we’re open-minded enough.
Nine-Steps To Strong 2021 Fiscal Fitness
January is the time to make your fiscal fitness resolutions for 2021.


BOND PIMCO Total Return Exchange-Traded Fund
BSV Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF
HYD Market Vectors High Yield Municipal Index ETF
MUB iShares S&P National Municipal Bond Fund



Latest Posts
A Houston Lesson: Be “One” & “Someone” To A Happy Retirement
Retirees must stay vigilant and examine portfolio withdrawals to be a step ahead of sequence-of-return risk.

Work Experience

Director of Financial Planning, Contributing Editor
Clarity Financial LLC
November 2012 - Present (8 years 9 months)

Responsible for helping pre-retirees, retirees and their families with financial planning, cash-flow analysis, portfolio strategic and tactical allocation and financial education within an objective, no conflict-of-interest environment. As a fiduciary, my first commitment is to the client. Earned certificate of completion for Advanced Investment Strategist from the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA).

Vice-President & Financial Consultant
Charles Schwab
September 1998 - October 2012 (14 years 4 months)

Responsible for building and maintaining relationships with households seeking financial services. Private Client Consultant with $230 million of fee-based assets under management. Also provided financial planning guidance, retirement cash flow strategies, portfolio construction and investment analysis. If you need my insights about working for this corrupt "organization," reach out.

SVP - Branch Manager Financial Consultant
September 1989 - September 1998 (9 years 2 months)

Worked as branch manager for Sarasota Dreyfus Investor Center. Also responsible for affluent client allocations and investment plans.


College for Financial Planning
2003 / 2005
Financial Planning
Saint John's University - Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
1982 / 1986


Random Thoughts of a Money Muse
Richard Rosso

Random Thoughts is a pop-culture, photo-filled romp through poor urban lives gone mad. Yet valuable lessons learned about money along the way made the entire strange trip worthwhile. It busts through dangerous dogma that has plagued the financial services industry for decades & outlines how you, the investing public can get financially ahead now. It's a refreshingly real adventure through money truth designed to prepare you for a new, harsher financial reality. Be ready for humor, some sexy, a bit of self help, brain-eating zombies and most important - financial ideas you & your family can implement immediately to make it through the next decade and beyond.