Helping Educators & Their Families
Plan for Retirement.

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As an independent advisor, we are empowered to serve our clients in-line with our values and our vision. So we’ve partnered with RFG, an innovative turnkey platform engineered specifically to support independent financial advisors like us. RFG handles much of the critical behind-the-scenes support required to run our successful business so that we can spend our time doing what we love — serving you, our clients.

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  • 2020 & 2021 Industry Awards
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Understand & Plan

The Missouri public education system offers educators and employees some of the best pension plans in the country. But it's imperative for participants to understand the system in order to maximize their benefits. We help educators understand and plan.

Working With ERS

Our services are available on an individual or group basis. We will gladly meet with with PSRS/PEERS members and their families at their convenience. Group workshops for school districts and their employees are also available. Educators and administrators are busy people, so we provide services at the times and places that meet their demanding schedules.

Educators Helping Educators

We've been educators, administrators, and employees in Missouri public schools. We know it's extremely intimidating to make choices today that have such a powerful impact on the future. Not only have we done it ourselves, but we've helped many other Missouri educators make smart choices about their plans and their retirement. And we look forward to helping many more.

We Help PSRS/PEERS members individually and in group workshops.

  • • Understand the PSRS/PEERS normal retirement benchmarks
  • • Understand the PSRS/PEERS special initiative: The "Partial Lump Sum Option (PLSO)"
  • • Understand and research purchase of service credit strategies
  • • Understand and research the relationship of their Social Security work history to their PSRS/PEERS pension
  • • Understand and research monthly pension option strategies

  • Once participants have a clear understanding of the system, we advise them on strategies as they plan and prepare for the retirement they deserve.

    We provide seamlessly integrated Wealth Management Services

    Preparing for retirement is much more complex than simply saving money. You need a comprehensive plan incorporating all aspects of your family’s financial picture. This includes integrating the PSRS/PEERS pension decisions into that plan.

  • • Investment Management
  • • Financial Planning
  • • Tax Strategies
  • • Insurance Planning
  • • Estate & Legacy Planning
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  • We will seek first to understand your family’s unique situation and work with you to develop a financial program specifically tailored to you. We will continue to monitor and adjust that plan throughout your life as your needs and circumstances change.

    Keith Klusmeyer

    Keith Klusmeyer, Ed.D.

    Keith started his career as a special education teacher and assistant principal in the Francis Howell School District. He was assistant principal and principal in the Pattonville School district, and then served as an area superintendent in the Mehlville School District. Keith has been providing pension education and wealth management services to Missouri educators and their families since 2006.

    He holds a Doctorate in Administration from St. Louis University and is an Investment Advisor Representative with RFG Advisory. He lives in St. Charles with his wife and three children.


    Rick Wedell, CIO

    Rick Wedell joined RFG Advisory as Partner and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) in 2016. As CIO and leader of RFG's Investment Team, Rick manages multi-asset portfolios and provides strategic insights on asset allocation and portfolio construction. Rick also leads the design and enhancements of RFG's custom-built, institutional-caliber, client-focused investment platform known as "Bluemonte", currently managing over $3 billion of assets under management.

    Rick's guiding principle is simple, straightforward analysis coupled with a consistent, rigorous investment process. Recognizing that foundations and family offices often enjoy a significantly higher level of access and sophistication around portfolio management, Rick designed an innovative investment experience focused on bringing that level of service and direct accessibility to financial advisors at RFG Advisory.

    Veteran Investor/Market-Tested Leader

    Before joining RFG, Rick spent 12 years at Bain Capital Credit, where he rose through the ranks to become Executive Vice President, Head of Fixed Income Consumer Investments, and Assistant Portfolio Manager. Rick played an instrumental role in helping Bain grow to become a global investment powerhouse, serving client assets in excess of $30 billion.

    Managing portfolios through the volatile markets of 2001 and 2008, Rick experienced firsthand the importance of portfolio diversification and the trade-offs between risk and portfolio return. He applies those same lessons today to managing client and institutional portfolios at RFG Advisory.

    2021 ThinkAdvisory Luminary

    Recently named a 2021 LUMINARY by ThinkAdvisor for Thought-Leadership & Education, Rick conducts client events, seminars, and workshops around the country and a bi-weekly series called Market Commentary with Rick Wedell on YouTube. From customized asset allocation recommendations to detailed investment analysis, he also works one-on-one with our Advisors and their clients to construct customized portfolios that help meet their defined goals.

    Under Rick's leadership, RFG Advisory was named a Finalist for the InvestmentNews Innovation Awards 2021 and Best Places to Work for Financial Advisors, in addition to other industry accolades from Barron's, Financial Times, Money Management Institute, and

    Rick has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was awarded the Henry Ford II Scholar. He earned a B.A. in Applied Mathematics & Economics from Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude.

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    Educator Retirement Solutions
    CREVE COEUR, MO 63141

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