What is RHQ?

Welcome to Retirement HQ (RHQ for short). RHQ was created as a resource for those who are getting ready to retire or who are already retired. Through a network of top financial professionals and experienced financial writers, RHQ provides easy-to-understand resources, trending topics and up-to-date news on retirement to help you with the critical choices you need to make in the years leading up to and after retirement.

Founded by Advisors Excel


Founded by Advisors Excel (AE), a business-to-business company that includes one of the most successful networks of independent insurance professionals and financial advisors in the United States, RHQ not only helps you become more informed about the issues and choices related to retirement, it can also connect you to a financial professional in your area who meets RHQ’s stringent criteria. Every RHQ professional must pass an extensive criminal and financial background check, undergo a review of both their insurance and, if applicable, their securities licenses, complete additional education beyond their state mandated minimums, and demonstrate their independence by showing the ability to offer products and solutions from multiple sources and insurance carriers.

We work with some of the top financial professionals in the industry

Because we work with some of the top financial professionals in the industry, we have insights, based on knowledge and experience, into what we consider to be the three consistent areas everyone should pay attention to and understand as they prepare for and enter retirement: retirement risk, retirement income and retirement advice. Learn more about these three pillars of retirement in our Retirement Basics section.

We look forward to serving you and sharing what we know with you.

You can also visit our Ask a Professional section, where RHQ professionals and RHQ approved writers provide answers to questions submitted from RHQ visitors. You can even submit your own question if you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for.


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