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Ricardo D. Thomas, ChFEBC, RFC®

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THOMAS-WADDELL & Associates seeks to provide its clients effective asset management that is essential to their financial success. In this day and age of computer information systems, global markets, and a vast number of investment alternatives, it is easy for investors to become overwhelmed in an attempt to make prudent investment choices. 

Since its inception in 1987, THOMAS-WADDELL & Associates recognized that today's investors require sophisticated planning and innovative financial strategies to work towards their financial goals and effectively fulfill their needs in today's changing environment. 

We at THOMAS-WADDELL & Associates have created a range of high-quality financial management services for individual clients. THOMAS-WADDELL & Associates is dedicated to helping you accomplish your financial goals.
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Ricardo D. Thomas is a graduate of Loyola University where he earned a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Finance. He is a Registered Financial Consultant and Chartered Federal Employee Benefit Consultant.

He has been a practicing financial consultant for over 33 years. He is a former instructor at Delgado Community College where he taught for 10 years several financial-related courses he developed. He also taught at the University of New Orleans as a part of their Project Pass program. His work in the area of personal finance has been featured in the Times-Picayune, New Orleans CityBusiness, New Orleans Tribune, Barnes & Noble bookstore as well as other publications across the country.

Mr. Thomas is also a member of several professional organizations including the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants. Active in the community, he is a board member for Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana and the Urban League of Louisiana.

Over the years, he has made numerous presentations on radio, television, and newspaper pertaining to a variety of fnancial topics. He is also the recipient of many awards including "Outstanding Young Men in America", "Who's Who among U.S. Executives", "Who's Who in Finance and Industry", the "2001 Power Generation Award" and the "2013 and 2014 5-Star Professional in Financial Planning Award." This award is based on 10 objective criteria associated with providing quality services to clients such as credentials, experience, and assets under management among other factors. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list 2013, 2014 Five Star Wealth Managers

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