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Meet Our Team


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Rick Foster

President & Founder

As a retirement income specialist and investment advisor representative, Rick Foster has been helping people protect and grow their assets for more than 20 years in the North Texas and Southern Oklahoma area. Rick likes to educate people about a better way to participate in bull markets while reducing their risk at the same time. Rick calls it "growing your money with guardrails." Rick believes in supporting the self-employed and small business communities. He has proudly served as President of the National Business Association since 2016. He also mentors a number of other financial advisors in the DFW area.

Meeting Your Goals

Rick combines his experience with a non-sales approach to retirement planning to help hundreds of clients find the best products available in the market today. By listening closely to each client's needs, he develops a unique plan that meets their individual goals.

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Family Life

A Texan and a horseman, Rick, and his wife Brenda, raise quarter horses and cattle on their 55-acre ranch in Valley View along with their 4 dogs. They have 3 daughters and 11 grandchildren. When he is not busy raising his cattle and horses, Rick enjoys riding cutting horses, playing golf, and writing. He is a published author.

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Matt Howard

Matt Howard

Associate Advisor

A family man at heart, understands the value of integrity, hard-work, and dedication. As a father of five children, Matt enjoys spending time coaching his son’s church league baseball and basketball teams.
He also enjoys bike riding with his family and spending time at the family ranch.

Matt attended the University of Arkansas and after receiving his degree began a career in the oil and gas industry. For over a decade Matt consulted for an accounting and reorganization firm in Dallas.

Working to unwind the impact of poor and even fraudulent financial activities for over a decade allowed him to see firsthand the devastating impact poor financial planning. Matt has a heart for service and his experience pushed him to a place where he can help people protect, invest, and grow their assets in a wise fashion.

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Tyler Rea, CPA

Associate Advisor

As a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a man of faith, Tyler is committed to honesty and finding the best solution for his clients. He takes a comprehensive approach to financial planning, considering all aspects of his clients' financial lives and developing tailored solutions to help them achieve their long-term goals.

Tyler attended Texas A&M University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Finance. Tyler then worked as an auditor for Ernst and Young. He later transitioned into the role of Accounting Manager in the insurance industry, overseeing financial operations and leading financial reporting and analysis efforts. Tyler has a passion for helping individuals achieve their financial goals that developed at a young age, as he watched his father work as a financial planner. Leveraging his experience in accounting and finance, Tyler helps his clients make informed investment decisions and develop effective financial strategies.

Tyler has been married to Lauren, his college sweetheart, for 5 years. He spends much of his free time with her and their church community. In their free time, you will find Tyler and Lauren enjoying nature, rock climbing, cooking, running with their Australian Shepherd, or sharing a meal with their large extended family.