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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

For more than 25 years, Tim’s mission has been to educate clients and help them pursue their ideal retirement through a well-thought-out financial strategy.

A resident of Georgia since 1989, Tim has worked as a financial services consultant since 1992. To stay on top of his field and develop his professional skills, he regularly attends financial industry training and certification programs, as well as utility association conferences. He is a licensed insurance agent, a Registered Representative and an Investment Adviser Representative, and has passed the Series 6, 63 and 65 securities exams. He has also earned the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) certification and successfully completed the two-year Financial Planner program at Oglethorpe University.

Tim regularly conducts retirement educational programs, sharing his knowledge about the use of financial products and services for local utility/EMC employees. He strongly emphasizes conservative income strategies, tax-advantaged accumulation and distribution, prudent health care cost management strategies and Social Security maximization. He is also a member of the GEMC Suppliers Group.

Tim is a graduate of Western Michigan University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration. Following a tour of duty in the U.S. Army, he spent 18 years in the building materials industry with two Fortune 500 firms.

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

Blake Eckel

Financial Consultant

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