Our Team

Rick Parkes

As a financial professional for the past 35 years, Rick Parkes has been utilizing strategies in retirees’ portfolios to help them sleep better. He is the best-selling author of Help, I’m Retiring! and previously hosted his own radio show, “The Retirement Income Show” on WPTF, where he helped hardworking Americans prepare for retirement.

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His simple formula is designed to help alleviate worry in retirement, and it has found its way into various books, magazines, newspaper articles, radio shows, and television programs.

As owner of Diversified Estate Solutions, LLC, Rick’s comprehensive retirement strategy is designed to help you Sleep Well At Night (S.W.A.N. Strategy) because you have a real income plan that can give you assurance to see where you stand.

Rick’s formula for retirement success has caught much attention because of its simplicity, and it all starts with a no-obligation, straight talk appointment at his office.

Anjanette Mitchell

Anjanette Mitchell is the Director of Operations at Diversified Estate Solutions. She oversees all of the aspects of the annuity business, which includes marketing, new business, and client service.

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Anjanette has an extensive background in annuities and insurance with over 16 years of experience. Excellent communication skills allow Anjanette to understand what our clients actually mean instead of what they are simply saying. She strives to make our clients feel confident in the choices they’ve made. Anjanette holds a North Carolina life and annuity license and is a Cary, North Carolina, native.

She enjoys cooking, gardening, spending quality time with her family and friends, and sitting on the beach on a warm, sunny day. She has a daughter and a son, Alexandra and Nicholas. Overall, Anjanette, whose nickname is AJ, is an outgoing person who sees that it’s the little details in life that make up the big picture.


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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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