Ray is an Investment Advisory Representative with Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., Inc. where he is currently a member of President’s Cabinet, Private Wealth Services and is a Premier Partner . He has been a practicing financial planner in the Denver area for 30 years and joined Lincoln Financial Advisors in 1995 after a 10-year career with an independent broker/dealer.
Enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service in June of 1984, Mr. Benton continues to maintain a specialization in tax-related strategies including charitable gifting strategies, estate planning techniques, small business consultation, retirement plan and executive compensation development, and tax-effective investment planning.
He has taught courses on logic, philosophy and religion at Miami University, Tulsa Junior College and Arapahoe Community College. He is an active member of the Financial Planning Association and is past-President and Chairman of the Board of the FPA of Colorado. He has been a frequent contributor to various publications and media outlets including “NBC Nightly News,” Forbes.com, TheStreet.com, Ignites.com, Investors Business Daily, The Journal of Financial Planning, The National Underwriter, Financial Planning, SmartMoney, The Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post, The Denver Business Journal, The Colorado Lawyer, Stocks, Futures and Options Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor and Channel 9’s “Money Line Nine”. Mr. Benton was the creator and host of RealMoney, a financial talk radio show which aired for ten years in the Denver metropolitan area. He has served as a financial commentator on KOA Weekend Morning News and Business for Breakfast on AM 760 The Zone.