Our mission is to provide you with added financial peace of mind for years to come.

Diversified Estate Solutions is dedicated to helping build
stronger retirement foundations for pre- and current
retirees in Raleigh, North Carolina.


In the turbulent financial world we live in, it’s more important than ever to have a knowledgeable and experienced professional guide you through the retirement process. With more than 40 years of experience, our team works side by side with you to create personalized financial solutions to help ensure you can experience the retirement you imagined.

Money is only numbers on paper until you know what you want it to do for you. Once you put a strategy in place, you should spend your future enjoying it, not worrying about it.
- Rick Parkes

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Insurance and a broad array of other financial products are offered through Diversified Estate Solutions, Rick Parkes, NC Insurance License #2413889.


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