The author of <i>Ready, Set, Retire,</i> Raymond J. Lucia, Sr., Certified Financial Planner, is a nationally recognized expert in financial and business management. Heâ€™s president and founder of the Raymond J. Lucia Companies, Inc., which oversees more than $1 billion in invested assets. Host of the nationally syndicated radio program <i>The Ray Lucia Show,</i> and author of the acclaimed book <i>Buckets of MoneyÂ®: How to Retire in Comfort and Safety,</i> heâ€™s been called a "rising star in talk radio." Out of more than 250,000 registered representatives, he was named "One of the Ten Best Brokers in America in 2004" by <i>Registered Rep.</i> magazine. <br><br>
Ray appears frequently on shows such as <i>Your World with Neil Cavuto, Forbes on Fox, Cashinâ€™ In, Cavuto on Business,</i> and <i>The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo.</i> He is currently presenting retirement seminars nationwide with noted economist, actor, and author Ben Stein. For more information about Ray Lucia, please visit: www.RayLucia.com.