RAA’s expertise in the industry allows us to assist you with the important decisions you will make during your career and after retirement. Our professionals have the experience and resources to help you create and implement a disciplined financial plan encompassing investment management, financial planning, estate planning, survivor assistance, tax and insurance guidance as well as your company benefits. We have worked successfully with thousands of clients to help them address their unique needs.

Financial Planning

Financial planning is never a one-dimensional process. It entails coordinating numerous factors that touch upon your investments, future income requirements, estate plan, tax situation and other key considerations.

A strong financial plan gives you an objective view of your overall financial picture and provides you with the guidance you need to enjoy a stress free retirement. Our Relationship Managers have the experience, expertise, and resources to help you and your family create and implement a thoughtful and disciplined financial plan.


If you are like many other investors, one of your most significant concerns may be falling short of your financial goals. Retirement Advisors of America harnesses extensive investment management expertise to create investment strategies designed to meet your lifetime growth and income needs.

At Retirement Advisors, your portfolio will be diversified broadly across an array of asset classes, investment styles and investment managers. We take special care to combine these elements to reduce overall portfolio risk. Diversification also provides you with a wider range of return opportunities.



There is a very common misconception that only elderly or wealthy people need to have an estate plan in place. No matter how many years you believe you have left or how much money you have, a carefully crafted plan will clearly define your wishes, should you unexpectedly become incapacitated and unable to make decisions.  Whether or not you already have an estate plan in place, we offer a complimentary review to ensure that your documents are current or can advise you on how to get started.


Retirement Advisors has developed a guide to help you, your spouse and family sit down and plan for the transition of running your household should one of you become incapacitated or pass away. There are many publications that provide assistance once you become a widow or widower, but it is hard to find help on preparing for that eventuality. We want to help ease the burden of the surviving spouse and family members.

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Survivor Assistance

Dealing with the loss of a spouse, child or parent can be an emotional roller coaster and can change everything in an instant. We have spent many years developing our Survivor Assistance Program to guide you through the financial decisions, paperwork, and estate settlement that follows a death. Our crisis team, which consists of your Relationship Managers, your CPA and estate planning attorney will be there to assist the surviving spouse and extended family when they are least able to attend to the details.

There's nothing like the peace of mind you get as a RAA client, knowing your family will be taken care of, should something happen to you.

Survivor Handbook

Our Survivor Handbook was designed to assist you during one of the most challenging times you may fice after the passing of a loved one. While there is not an answer for every situation, we hope this handbook will assist you in getting organized, knowing who to contact for various issues, as well as provide you with basic educational information on this difficult topic.

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Tax laws are often complicated and can change frequently. It is essential that all aspects of your financial plan take advantage of current legislation. Our Relationship Management team has the knowledge and experience to help guide you with complex federal and state tax issues, taxation of stock options and estate tax consequences.


Request your FREE Final Approach retirement planning guide.

The Final Approach Program® is the industry's leading pre-retirement program, covering all aspects of retirement planning. It is designed to provide pilots and their families with accurate and timely guidance in preparation for retirement that includes everything from property filling out the required retirement forms, to evaluating the financial and estate planning process.

Just as we continually provide our clients with quality and accurate information through their retirement years, our Final Approach Program® serves as a pilot's primary source of quality information prior to retirement.

You will receive a personal analysis of your income, cash flow, expenses, taxes and the probability of your success in retirement. It also Includes:

  • Retirement checklist
  • Ongoing, personalized program of assistance
  • Important resources and contact information
  • Custom personalized analysis
  • Benefit updates
  • Explanation of the estate planning process

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American Airlines Experience

Our first American Airlines client was also one of our founders, Captain Howard Pritchard. Howard worked on the APA pension committee and was a broker at Merrill Lynch at the same time. After seeing the need his fellow pilots had heading into retirement, he opened his own firm to specifically serve pilots and their families. Today we have over 1,100 retired and active American Airlines pilots as clients. Many of whom you probably know and they are happy to talk to you, just ask us for references.

Your Retirement Plan

American’s pilot retirement plan has changed drastically in the last few years due to the bankruptcy in 2011. The A fund is frozen with an annuity, the B fund is now under your control. What you have left to build out your retirement picture is the SuperSaver. Between your own contribution and that of AA, you have a great opportunity to grow your 401K rapidly between now and retirement. As your advisor, we will provide you with assistance on the asset allocation of your Super Saver as well as guidance on issues of bumping up against the IRS 415(c) limits on total contributions to qualified retirement plans.







For More Information Contact

Brad Bridgewater
Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Brad Bridgewater is the Vice President of Business Development for Retirement Advisors of America. He leads the Financial Consultant and pilot representative teams across the country for all the airlines RAA serves. Brad joined the company in 2005 and spent seven years as a Financial Consultant. Prior to joining RAA, Brad was an athlete, representing the United States National Swimming Team around the world, including winning a gold medal in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta in the 200 meter backstroke. Brad holds a BA from the University of Southern California.

  Phone: (800) 321-9123 ext 540


Mike Kane
Vice President and Financial Consultant

Michael Kane is a Vice President and Financial Consultant with Retirement Advisors of America. Mike joined the RAA team in 2012. He works closely with pilots to evaluate their retirement planning readiness and provide solutions to meet their retirement goals and dreams. Mike has over 22 years of financial services experience with Fidelity Investments, American Beacon Advisors, and Baker Avenue. Mike is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in Marketing. He has also completed the CFP Examination and coursework for the Certified Financial Planners designation through the College of Financial Planning.

  Phone: (800) 321-9123 ext 538



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