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Director of Retirement Research,
Jamie Hopkins, Esq., LLM, MBA, CFP®, RICP®, is the Director of Retirement Research at Carson Wealth and a former professor of Taxation at The American College, where he helped co-create the Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®) education program. Jamie strives to increase the retirement income security of Americans by delivering practical and trusted retirement research and education.
His most recent book, Rewirement: Rewiring The Way You Think About Retirement, details the behavioral finance issues that hold people back from a more financially secure retirement.
InvestmentNews named him one of the top 40 financial service professionals under the age of 40 and he was also selected by The American Bar Association as one of the country's top 40 Young Attorneys. In 2017, Trusts & Estates Journal awarded Hopkins the Distinguished Author Award for his article on the Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule. He holds his LLM in Taxation from Temple University School of Law and his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.
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