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We guide individuals and families toward their ideal retirements.


Meet the Team

Rural Electric Planning Group, LLC is made up of qualified financial professionals who are passionate about helping individuals and families achieve their ideal retirements.


Timothy Eckel, ChFC®

President and Retirement Consultant

Tim is a graduate of Western Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Following a tour of duty in the U.S. Army he spent 18 years in the building materials industry with two Fortune 500 firms. Tim has been a resident of Georgia since 1989 and has been a financial services consultant since 1991. He is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), a Registered Representative, an Investment Advisor Representative, a Licensed Insurance Agent, and has successfully completed the two year Financial Planner Program at Oglethorpe University. To stay on top of his field and develop his professional skills, Tim routinely attends industry training and certification programs.

Tim regularly conducts educational programs on the use of financial products and services for small business owners, professionals, and public utility employees. He strongly emphasizes income security, tax advantaged accumulation and distribution, and prudent healthcare cost management strategies for retirees. Additionally, he emphasizes social security maximization as a foundation of retirement income planning.

Maintaining a strong sense of community and a solid professional foundation are very important to Tim. He has been actively involved in financial industry organizations, community civic groups, and his local church. In his leisure, Tim enjoys golf, tennis,,travel, and politics. He and his family have resided in Cumming, Georgia for over 30 years.

Tim Eckel offers securities through Dempsey Lord Smith, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC.
Investment Advisor Representatives offer advisory services through Dempsey Lord Smith, LLC. He holds a FINRA Series 6 registration and Series 63, & 65 licenses In Georgia.

Blake Eckel

Financial Consultant

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