Cuenca, Ecuador – Home to UNESCO-Honored Historic Architecture

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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A Certified Financial Planner, Robert M. Ryerson serves as the president of New Century Planning Associates Inc. (NCP) in Freehold, New Jersey. He and his team provide a variety of services, including estate and retirement planning in addition to insurance. An avid traveler, Robert M. Ryerson is particularly interested in the culture and scenery of Ecuador. In fact, NCP has recently explored the possibility of establishing a branch office in the Lope de Vega building in Cuenca to serve the needs of the many American expatriates who have made the area their home.

Thanks to its many examples of colonial architecture, the historic city center of Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca appears on the list of World Heritage sites published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Established in the Ecuadoran interior in the mid-16th century and surrounded by the Andes, Cuenca’s stylized arrangement is the result of stringent adherence to plans set forth by the Spanish king and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.

The well-preserved buildings of note include the Old Cathedral, built on the site of native Inca ruins at the time of the city’s founding, and the New Cathedral, whose construction began at the close of the 19th century.

Published by Robert Ryerson

A financial professional with more than three decades of experience, Robert Ryerson works closely with clients in the Freehold, New Jersey, area to meet their financial planning needs. As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) at New Century Planning, he focuses on retirement income planning, as well as estate administration, regularly assisting his clients with legacy and estate planning. He also advises them on health and disability insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid, and Medicare Supplement Plans. Mr. Ryerson’s many years helping his clients navigate the complexities of retirement planning gave him a deeper understanding of the healthcare costs that retirees face. In 2013, he drew upon this knowledge to co-author the book What You Don’t Know About Retirement Will Hurt You. Outside of his work at New Century Planning, Robert M. Ryerson is a regular fixture at workshops and seminars on retirement. He has delivered several keynote speeches on the often-confusing topic of required minimum distributions. Mr. Ryerson continues to share his financial expertise as a facilitator of online courses for Certified Public Accountants through The Society for Financial Awareness. In the early 2010s, Mr. Ryerson became concerned about the threat of identity theft after noting the many cybersecurity breaches suffered by major companies. He became a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist (CITRMS) in 2014. He has since taught identity theft recovery courses at local community colleges. Mr. Ryerson also wrote a book on the topic entitled What’s the Deal with Identity Theft: A Plain English Look at Our Fastest Growing Crime. A graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in economics, Mr. Ryerson began his career in the financial services industry as a stockbroker. He obtained his CFP designation in 1991 and began working as an independent financial planner a few years later. In addition, he is a notary public.

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