Rhode Island Five Star award winners


Rick Campbell

Financial Independence
931 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 2005
Warwick, RI 02886
Office: 401-681-4825
Cell: 401-301-9089

Professional Approach

For Rick and the team at Financial Independence, nothing is more important than providing our clients an exceptional experience, one that is driven by a genuine concern for people and guided by a set of core values defining who we are.

Rick's desire to truly make a difference in people's lives grew from a successful, yet still unfulfilling, career in corporate finance where he came to realize that the culture and politics of that environment were just not for him. That was the genesis of Financial Independence and a premise that remains firmly entrenched today. It’s what guides how the business is run and the decisions we make – it is always what’s best for our clients.

We devote proper attention to your goals and help you develop a personalized plan that creates clarity, confidence and peace of mind. We leverage advanced technology to enhance our conversations and explore “what if” scenarios so you can see the causes and effects of your financial decisions. For baby boomers, we help them gain insight into

  • Living well now and in the future, while sustaining their retirement assets in an age of longevity
  • Making their money last by developing a comprehensive investment strategy and minimizing taxes
  • Optimizing social security strategies to reduce the risk of running out of money 
  • Addressing the impact of rising healthcare costs and long term care events that can deplete assets

For our young, married clients, some of whom are the children of our older clients, it's about helping them

  • Balance the demands of their careers, raising a family, and their various financial obligations, while at the same time
  • Enjoy life today and save for college and retirement

A third group of clients who share a number of similarities are our "suddenly singles," or individuals who, whether through death, divorce, or relationship breakdown, find themselves disheartened and are

  • Dealing with the emotional impact of their loss or separation
  • Where applicable, carrying the additional angst of having relied on their partner or spouse to manage the finances
  • Quite often vulnerable and in need of honest, professional guidance

We believe our clients want to enjoy and simplify their lives by delegating their financial matters to a competent and trustworthy professional, someone they know personally, and one whose attention is fueled by passion, not just a fiduciary obligation.


Rick Campbell


Phone: 401-681-4825

Mark Lavallee

Vice President

Phone: 401-681-4825
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*Winners appearing on this page do not pay a fee to be considered or to win the Five Star Award. Professionals with a digital profile have paid a promotional fee.
The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a registered investment adviser or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by Five Star Professional, the wealth manager has not; A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client’s experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria – considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their client’s assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to fivestarprofessional.com. 545 Rhode Island area wealth managers were considered for the award; 131 (24 percent of candidates) were named 2018 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2017: 476 considered, 189 winners; 2016: 495 considered, 173 winners; 2015: 637 considered, 194 winners; 2014: 677 considered, 204 winners; 2013: 553 considered, 185 winners; 2012: 287 considered, 111 winners.