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Meet the Financial Educator: Abe Abich

Here at American Retirement Institute, we like to meet new faces. In our new “Meet the Financial Educator” series, we’d like to introduce you to a few of the financial professionals we partner with. This time, we’ll be interviewing Abe Abich of Abich Financial Services. Abe has many years of experience as a financial professional and his services include retirement strategies, Social Security optimization, tax strategies, and more. Learn a little more about Abe now:

How long have you worked in the financial services industry?

I’ve been in the financial services industry for 18 years.

What area do you serve?

I serve those in Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area.

What drew you to working with retirees?

My parents weren’t introduced to the concepts I teach today and because of that, my brother and I have to support them financially. I want to prevent this from happening to other families and help my community retire in dignity and comfort.

What would you say is the greatest benefit provided by ARI?

The opportunity to approach our intended demographic from an educational perspective.

How are you taking precautions for your ARI courses in light of COVID-19?

We’ve been holding our ARI classes virtually and anticipate a socially-distanced, in-person environment soon.

What is the biggest reason retirees and pre-retirees should attend your next course?

We make complex topics simple. Through our courses, we provide “education to a decision.”

In your opinion, what is the greatest challenge facing retirees or pre-retirees today?

Trust. Retirees and pre-retirees make up a vulnerable population when it comes to the retirement market. We’ve worked hard to build trust in our community, which most recently can be showed with our Best of Loudoun awards.

How do you continue helping attendees after they’ve attended a course?

We consider the classroom time or webinar as “part 1” of the course. We encourage attendees to take advantage of “part 2”, which is the lab session when they can apply the concepts to their own real-life situations.

If you could say one thing to the next generation of retirees, what would it be? 

Take action. Control what you can control. Put together a  retirement income plan that you can follow every year with a  financial professional.

If you would like to learn more from Abe or one of our many other financial educators, you can register for an ARI course here