The Long View
The Long View
May 17, 2022
Ric Edelman: On Crypto, Retirement Planning, the Advice Business, and More
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Our guest today is Ric Edelman, the founder of the Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals, or DACFP, an organization he formed in 2018. DACFP aims to advance financial professionals' knowledge of blockchain and digital assets. Prior to forming DACFP, Edelman and his wife Jean founded Edelman Financial Services, which grew to become one of the largest Registered Investment Advisors in the United States before it acquired Financial Engines to form Edelman Financial Engines in 2018. Edelman is a fixture in financial media where he is known for his radio show and frequent print and television appearances and has authored numerous books, including his latest, The Truth About Crypto: A Practical, Easy-to-Understand Guide to Bitcoin, Blockchain, NFTs, and Other Digital Assets. Edelman began his career as a journalist after graduating from Rowan University with a degree in communications.



Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals (DACFP)

DACFP Course on Blockchain and Digital Assets℠

Edelman Financial Engines

The Truth About Crypto: A Practical, Easy-to-Understand Guide to Bitcoin, Blockchain, NFTs, and Other Digital Assets, by Ric Edelman

The Truth About Your Future With Ric Edelman

Other books by Ric Edelman


"Crypto Attitudes Around the World," by Ric Edelman,, April 25, 2022.

"Ric Edelman Expects the SEC Will Approve a Bitcoin ETF," by Bernice Napach,, July 2, 2021.

"A Bitcoin ETF Could Be a Game-Changer for Advisors. Not Everyone's Buying It," by Avi Salzman, Barron's, Oct. 19, 2021.

"Ric Edelman's '22 Predictions for 2022," by Brian Anderson,, Dec. 29, 2021.

"Here's the Best Time to Buy Bitcoin, According to Yale Data,” by Ali Montag,, Aug. 8, 2018.

"Cryptoassets: The Guide to Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency for Investment Professionals," by Matt Hougan and David Lawant, CFA Institute, 2021.

The Future of Advice

"What's Coming Next in This Technological and Investment Revolution," YouTube, April 13, 2022.

Milken Institute

Stanford Center on Longevity

"Laura Carstensen: 'I'm Suggesting We Change the Way We Work,'" The Long View podcast,, Sept. 14, 2021.


"Ric Edelman on the Future of Retirement," YouTube, Nov. 1, 2021.

"U.S. Is Facing 'a Real Retirement Crisis,' Top Investor Says—His Plan for Doubling Savings and Reducing Income Inequality," by Lizzy Gurdus,, June 22, 2021.

"More Americans Could Outlive Their Savings. How Advisors Can Protect Them," by Amey Stone, Barron's, July 21, 2021.


"This Chart Perfectly Sums Up Why It’s Important to Have a Diverse Investment Portfolio," by Kathleen Elkins,, Jan. 12, 2021.

Richard Thaler

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