Ric Edelman Named the #1 Independent Advisor in the Nation

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Personal Finance Authority and Radio Talk Show Host Recognized a Record Third Time by Barron's

Ric Edelman, award-winning financial advisor and talk show host, has been ranked the #1 Independent Financial Advisor in the nation by Barron’s(1). Edelman is the only financial advisor to have received this distinction three times.

Edelman's radio show, The Truth About Money, featuring financial advisors Brandon Corso and Anderson Wozny, airs in 58 radio markets, including 26 of the 30 largest, such as KFI-640AM in Los Angeles, WABC-770AM in New York, WLS-890AM in Chicago and WMAL-630AM in Washington, DC – the show's flagship station. His television program airs weekly on Public Television stations nationwide.

"I am excited and honored," said Edelman. "We are committed to sharing our knowledge with consumers across the country. To be recognized by Barron’s repeatedly for these efforts is truly gratifying.”

Widely regarded as perhaps the country's most successful financial advisor, Edelman has been providing financial advice for 25 years; he is especially known for his ability to blend financial education with entertainment. In 2012, the show was ranked the #2 most important weekend-only talk-radio show in America by TALKERS magazine(2). Edelman is also a #1 New York Times best-selling author whose seven books are considered must-reads for those seeking to learn more about personal finance and investment success. In 2012, the highly regarded industry website, RIABiz.com, named Ric the most influential financial advisor in America(3). He has appeared on the cover of two industry publications (Financial Advisor, April 2012, and The Register, December 2011) and Financial Planning magazine named Ric one of nine advisors with "vast Twitter followings" in 2012(4). His firm, Edelman Financial Services, manages $7.9 billion for more than 17,000 clients(5).

About Edelman Financial Services
The firm provides financial planning and investment management services for individuals and families, as well as 401(k) plans for businesses. The firm has won more than 75 financial, business, community and philanthropic awards. For more information call 888-PLAN-RIC (888-752-6742), or visit RicEdelman.com.

Ric Edelman is Chairman and CEO of Edelman Financial Services, a Registered Investment Adviser, and CEO, President and a Director of The Edelman Financial Group (NASDAQ: EF). He is an Investment Adviser Representative who offers advisory services through EFS and a Registered Principal of (and offering securities through Sanders Morris Harris Inc., an affiliated broker/dealer, member FINRA/SIPC.

1 Barron's ranking "Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors" (Aug. 27, 2012 / Aug. 28, 2010 / Aug. 31, 2009) based on assets under management, revenue generated for the firm and the overall quality of the practice.
2 TALKERS' magazine ranking "250 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in America" (April 2012) is based on courage, effort, impact, longevity, potential, ratings, recognition, revenue, service, talent and uniqueness of the talk show host.
3 RIABiz's listing of the 10 most influential figures in the RIA business is in recognition of notable, driven and influential executives who are advancing their firms and are considered to be movers and shakers in the Registered Investment Advisor industry.
4 Financialplanning.com, March 30, 2012.
5 As of June 30, 2012.

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