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Ed Downey is a Member of the Ed Slott Elite IRA Advisor Group

So, who is Ed Slott and how does that benefit our clients?

Ed Downey President of Downey Financial Group, is a member in good standing with Ed Slott’s Elite IRA Advisor GroupSM.  The organization comprised of some of the best Financial Advisors, CPA’s, Accountants and Tax Professionals in America.  These professionals obtain membership in Ed Slott through extensive training, meetings and ongoing mandatory testing in regards to tax law and tax planning. The training and testing ensures the members keep current on all aspects of the most current laws regarding IRA’s – and making sure our clients have the most up to date IRA tax planning concepts.

Ed Slott was named “The Best Source for IRA Advice” by the Wall Street Journal and called “America’s IRA Expert” by Mutual Funds Magazine. He is a nationally recognized IRA-distribution expert, a professional speaker, and the creator of several public television specials, including the most recent, Ed Slott’s Retirement Rescue!

Ed established the IRA Leadership ProgramSM and Ed Slott’s Elite IRA Advisor GroupSM, which were developed specifically to help financial institutions and advisors, financial advisor firms and insurance companies become recognized leaders in the IRA marketplace.

He hosts the popular websites, and, and regularly presents continuing professional-education seminars on IRA distribution planning for financial advisor firms, mutual fund companies, brokerage firms, insurance professionals, financial planners, banks, CPAs, and attorneys all across the country. His diverse client list includes Fidelity Investments, Nationwide Financial, New York Life, Jackson National, Transamerica, Met Life, Northwestern Mutual, Sammons Securities Company, Genworth Financial, Brokers International as well as a host of other major financial companies.

Ed is the author of the best-selling books, The Retirement Savings Time Bomb and How to Defuse It (Penguin, 2012),Ed Slott’s Retirement Decisions Guide: 2013 Edition (IRAHelp, 2014)Fund Your Future: A Tax-Smart Savings Plan in Your 20s and 30s (IRAHelp, 2012), Stay Rich for Life! (Ballantine Books, 2009), Parlay Your IRA into a Family Fortune(Penguin, 2008) and Your Complete Retirement Planning Road Map (Ballantine Books, 2007). He is also a personal finance columnist for numerous financial publications and websites.  On top of that, there is a good chance you may have seen one of Ed Slotts PBS Television special presentations of “Stay Rich for Life!”.  PBS states that the special has aired over 80,000 times on PBS affiliates all over America.

Ed has been quoted in The New York TimesNewsdayThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostMoney Magazine, and Forbes. He has appeared on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, FOX, PBS, Public Television, NPR, and Bloomberg TV and radio.