Rich Liberante

Financial Advisor/Partner, Watermark Wealth Strategies The Retirement Group

As a partner at Watermark Wealth Strategies, Rich Liberante’s role is to facilitate the harmonization of our clients’ financial lives. Nothing excites him more than to see an uncoordinated mix of investments transform into holistic plan that accounts for all the complex issues of retirement. This involves taking the pieces of the puzzle and rearranging them to connect clients with their complete financial picture.

After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Arizona State University, Rich went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. He began his career as a CPA with Price Waterhouse, but has since grown his expertise to include a CFP® designation, as well as Series 7 (General Securities), 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law), and 65 (Uniform Investment Advisor Law) registrations.

Formerly a financial wholesaler, Rich spent two decades consulting with advisors on planning product solutions. It was during this time he noticed many of the firms he visited lacked the ability to effectively aid clients in all the areas they needed – investments, taxes, and estates. He set out to remedy an underserved market through the creation of Watermark’s retirement practice.

Those who know Rich best can speak to his adventurous spirit. He is an avid hiker and cyclist who also enjoys water skiing and the occasional helicopter skiing trip to Canada.

Climbing Your Way To Wealth

Publication Date: October 2020


Getting to retirement is like getting to the top of Mount Everest: only part of the journey, and not even the hardest part.

Everyone has a fantasy of retirement: maybe it’s cold cocktails on a hot beach, hitting the links all day, or taking a whirlwind tour of Europe. Far fewer of us have a similarly clear idea about how to structure our portfolio for constant withdrawals or what to do when the golf courses and gimlets start to lose their luster.

Climbing Your Way to Wealth is a retirement road map, walking the reader through the elements of successfully entering the “distribution phase” of our financial lives. Many people, even those who are financially literate and very successful, don’t realize how unique retirement really is and the kind of specialized knowledge required to truly get it right.

Fortunately, CFP®, CPA, and MPA Rich Liberante is here to serve as your financial sherpa, explaining the perils and pitfalls of navigating retirement in a straightforward and pragmatic fashion. From how to structure your wealth to how to structure your time, Climbing Your Way to Wealth provides a clear pathway to the secure and relaxing retirement you deserve.

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