About Me

Ben joined The Hamilton Retirement Planning Group in 2003 and has been an integral member of the leadership team ever since. As a Financial Advisor and Senior Investment Management Consultant, Ben works directly with his clients to help them develop comprehensive retirement strategies and investment plans, so they may achieve and maintain their goals once in retirement. Ben is also responsible for the Group’s expansion into the Dallas and Fort Worth markets, where he enjoys cultivating relationships with clients and families on retirement-related solutions.

Ben graduated from Rockhurst University in 2003 with a B.A.B.S. degree in Finance and Economics. He has been a member of the firm’s PaceSetter Club since 2010 and received his Chartered Retirement Planning ConsultantSM (CRPC®) designation from the College of Financial Planning in 2010. He was named a Senior Investment Management Consultant by Morgan Stanley in 2015.  For his dedication to his clients, Ben has been recognized as a Five-Star Wealth Manager by KC Magazine in 2014, 2015 and 2016.  Ben holds his Series 7, 63 and 65 FINRA registrations, along with his life, long-term care and annuity licenses. A dedicated athlete, Ben likes to compete in triathlons and recently accomplished his first Ironman Triathlon. He currently resides in Leawood, Kansas with his wife, Ali, their three sons and daughter.
Services Include
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Asset Management1
  • Estate Planning Strategies2
  • Financial Planning3
  • Long Term Care Insurance4
  • Municipal Bonds5
  • Professional Portfolio Management6
  • Qualified Retirement Plans7
  • Retirement Planning8
  • Wealth Management9
Securities Agent: MO, WY, WI, WA, VA, UT, TX, TN, SD, SC, PA, OR, OK, OH, NY, NM, NJ, NE, NC, MT, MS, MN, MI, MD, MA, LA, KS, IN, IL, ID, IA, HI, GA, FL, CO, CA, AZ, AR, AL; Managed Futures; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
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Location

4520 Main St
8th Fl
Kansas City, MO 64111
US
Direct:
(816) 932-7609(816) 932-7609
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Investment and Market Perspectives

On the Markets

Retirement

Working with you to understand your life goals and develop a personalized wealth strategy. Today and for the years to come.
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • IRA Plans
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Retirement Plan Participants
  • Annuities
The Simple Six-Step Retirement Checkup

The Simple Six-Step Retirement Checkup

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Investing

Working closely with you to guide your wealth and investments through the most challenging market cycles.
  • Asset Management
  • Wealth Planning
  • Traditional Investments
  • Alternative Investments
  • Impact Investing
Investing in Artificial Intelligence and Automation

Investing in Artificial Intelligence and Automation

AI is an exciting growth area, but the investing opportunities are not always obvious. Here’s how to integrate this theme into your portfolio.

Family

Creating customized financial strategies for the challenges that today's families face.
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • 529 Plans / Education Savings Planning
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Trust Services
A Parent's Guide to Talking to Your Kids About Money

A Parent's Guide to Talking to Your Kids About Money

Raising kids to be smart about money requires creating an environment where they are neither insecure, nor overconfident about family finances.

Business Planning

Helping you on key aspects of your business such as ownership, liquidity and developing opportunities.
  • Succession Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Retirement Plan Sponsors
  • Qualified Retirement Plans
  • Corporate Pension Funds
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Philanthropy

Making sure your philanthropic dollars are managed with the same high quality service as the rest of your wealth.
  • Endowments
  • Foundations
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Impact Investing
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