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 host of his own radio show, “Financial Planning Hour,” on WPTF, which gives him the ability to help more 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 co-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.

Dan Peterson

Dan is the Director of Client Services and the latest member to join the DES team. Dan’s background includes many years at a large pharmaceutical company where he held various roles as a consultant and spent his time focusing on customers and getting to the core of meeting clients’ needs.

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Dan holds a life and annuity license in North Carolina and is available to answer clients’ questions. In his early career, Dan devoted himself to non-profit organizations to satisfy his passion for education and giving back to the community. This still holds true as he now enjoys volunteering alongside his wife and son in the Holly Springs and Apex area. Dan has a Master of Business Administration degree.


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Insurance and a broad array of other financial products are offered through Diversified Estate Services, LLC. NC Insurance License #: 1000007091.

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