CNBC U.S. Contributors

Ric Edelman

CNBC contributor and founder and CEO of Edelman Financial

Ric Edelman has been providing financial advice to consumers for more than 20 years. He is the best-selling author of six books, including "The Truth about Money," "Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth" and "The Lies about Money."

He hosts "The Ric Edelman Show," broadcast nationally via the ABC Radio Networks, and writes a syndicated newspaper advice column for United Media.

In 2007, Barron’s rated Edelman as the No. 2 independent financial advisor in the nation, and Research magazine inducted him into its Financial Advisor Hall of Fame in 2004. His investment advisory firm, Edelman Financial Services LLC, manages more than $3.6 billion for consumers nationwide and is the winner of over 60 awards.

Edelman served five years on the board of the United Way of the National Capital Area and in 2007 completed his two-year term as chairman of the board.

Now a Registered Representative of SMH Capital, Edelman is lending his vast knowledge and expertise to those who need it most, on "The Millionaire Inside."