Born in Virginia, but raised in Maryland, Richard Collins' parents taught him that hard work and education is the key to success. They were thoroughly correct. Having never been farther west than Ohio, he decided to attend Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO earning a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Speech Communications. Following a sensational eight-year career in radio, Richard purposely altered his career path to pursue a profession within the financial sector. Important lessons gleaned from his university degree and radio career rest in the power of personal relationships. The move to financial planning allowed ties to endure while allocating time to his everyday life. Now, as an advisor with more than 13 years of experience, Richard has worked with his client base in planning for their financial independence (retirement), the saving for the education of their children, the purchase of first homes; as well as, the shortening of loose ends for one’s estate. Coming on board with iTP Partners and American Portfolios in the last quarter of 2017, Richard now has a solid platform to continue growing his professional business at a responsible pace and offer the full scope of the marketplace.
A 20-year dream journey of becoming a pecan farmer is growing. After leaving California for Virginia in 2013 to be closer to his family, Richard met and married his wife, Beth. They live in an historic, old brick home that keeps him busy in his spare time or when he’s not on the family farm helping the trees grow and cutting wildflowers for Beth.
Richard’s success is believing in fundamentals over fads and extends this belief to benefit his clients. His personal investment philosophy, which has served as the cornerstone of his stability, emphasizes long-term investing after informed, personalized education on products and grounded strategies.
‘Time is precious and you’d best plan for it.’
Licensure & Professional Designations:
- Series 6
- Series 7
- Series 63
- Series 65
- Life Insurance*
- Health Insurance*
- CMFC: Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor