What does it mean to be a SmartVestor Pro?

I agree to the SmartVestor Code of Conduct.

I believe everyone deserves access to solid, professional investing guidance. I have earned my position as a SmartVestor Pro because of my experience in the industry and my drive to help others.

I provide a refreshing twist on financial planning.

I have the heart of a teacher, not the attitude of a salesman. I’m someone you can feel comfortable talking to and someone you can trust. We’ll work together to create a plan to help you reach your goals.

I care about your future.

I’m more than a “financial planner”—I’m someone you can relate to and share your dreams with. I fit your investments to your life, help you understand what you’re investing in and why, and encourage you to stick with your long-term goals.

Who Is Dave Ramsey?

Dave Ramsey is a financial author, radio host, television personality, and motivational speaker. His shows and writings strongly focus on encouraging people to get out of debt. 

Dave began his career in real estate and by the time he was 26, he had a net worth of a little over a million dollars and was earning $250,000 a year. However, he was also heavily in debt and was eventually forced to declare bankruptcy. Over the next few years, he developed a simple set of financial lessons and materials based on his own experiences and on the works and teachings of others.

Ramsey Solutions was formed in 1992 to counsel others hurting from the results of financial stress. The mission statement of Ramsey Solutions is to “provide biblically based, common-sense education and empowerment that give HOPE to everyone in every walk of life”.

The SmartVestor program is an extension of that mission to help others. SmartVestor Pros are financial professionals dedicated to helping people in all stages of life to make wise and informed financial decisions.


Brian Bickett, CFP® with Iron Mountain Financial Planning, LLC., is proud to be a SmartVestor Pro for the Northeast Wyoming region.  He offers complementary financial consultations and custom investment solutions.  He is committed to the principals of saving, debt elimination, planning for long-term goals, and financial education.

Why use a SmartVestor Pro?

Client-First Mentality

SmartVestor Pros are committed to educating and empowering you to help you work towards your long-term investing goals.

Smart Wealth Building

SmartVestor Pros will help you pursue wealth by investing for the long-term.

Fast, Friendly Service 

Got a question? SmartVestor Pros commit to giving you a fast response, often within 24 hours.

More Choices, More Options

SmartVestor Pros don’t just offer a single company’s investment choices. They have access to hundreds of investments to help you pursue your goals.

We are proud to represent Dave Ramsey and his team in the the cities of Gillette, Sheridan, Buffalo, Casper, Wright, Rapid City and everywhere in between.

The SmartVestor program is a directory of investment professionals.  Neither Dave Ramsey nor SmartVestor are affiliates of Brian Bickett, CFP® or Iron Mountain Financial Planning, LLC. 

How Did I Get Involved with SmartVestor?

You can read more about my Certified Financial Planning Professional® story here but just like you, I started by listening to Dave Ramsey podcasts when my wife and I were dating. The concepts seemed to make sense to me and once we were engaged and on into the first few years of our marriage we lived like no one else, so we could live like no one else. 

We didn’t know to look for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University at a local church but were able to follow the baby steps ourselves. We padded our emergency fund, paid off student loans and built a nest egg that would help us get through a business start up. But the most beneficial lesson we learned as a young couple was how to budget together.  

Fast forward ten years, I obtained my CFP® and then launched Iron Mountain Financial Planning, LLC. Eventually I found myself teaching Financial Peace University to other members of our church family. The next natural step was to go through the SmartVestor Pro screening process. 

It has been a blessing to see our Dave Ramsey success story come full circle and I am excited to help you reach your goals of eliminating debt and investing for the long term

I’ve been selected as your SmartVestor Pro because I’m committed to helping you achieve your long-term investing goals.

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Even though our home base is the Black Hills of South Dakota, we work with clients virtually and in-person throughout the United States, with convenient meeting times based on your schedule.

Phone: 605 787 1255
Email: brian@imfinancialplanning.com

Mailing Address:
402 St. Joseph Street, Suite 10
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701

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