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Ben Dethlefs

Background & Family Life

Ben and his wife Lauren have been married since 2010 and have a son, Ethan, and two daughters,
Kayleigh and Allison. They live in Prosper, TX, and between all of the kids’ various activities (Boy Scouts
of America, taekwondo, dance, gymnastics, and basketball), they keep busy. The whole family enjoys
being active members of their church. Ben’s favorite sport to watch is pro football – Go Seahawks! – and
his favorite hobby is cooking outdoors – he has 4 different grills/smokers on the back patio. And he
needs more.

Business Philosophy

Ben believes that when it comes to helping people plan for retirement, you’re not just helping them
manage their money – you’re helping them alleviate their fears and achieve their dreams. His favorite
thing about his job is when he’s able to look clients in the eyes, tell them they’re going to be OK, and to
go live that dream that they’ve always had but never thought they’d be able to do. That’s why he loves
building long-term, personal relationships with clients and walking with them throughout their journeys.


Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) designation from the College of Financial Planning
Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship, University of North Texas, 2012

Business Experience

2022 to Present – Retirement Planner at Retirement Planners of America
2018-2022 – VP, Private Client Advisor at JPMorgan Chase
2014-2018 – Senior Financial Consultant at TD Ameritrade
2012-2013 – Territory Sales Consultant at AMN Healthcare (staffing agency)