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About Us

We are Guided Financial Strategies

formerly Hughes & Hughes

We are a client-centric firm focusing on you, your finances, your life and your investments.

Partners Alan Hughes and Rick Dickinson rebranded the former Hughes & Hughes, a long running firm in East Hartford, Connecticut, as Guided Financial Strategies, LLC to reflect the growth and direction of the firm. As financial professionals, our firm is focused on the client’s needs, and we take pride in creating customized financial plans to help you work towards your goals. Whether that means education planning, retirement planning, or life insurance policies, Guided Financial has the experience and know-how to seek to preserve your principal and help your nest egg grow.

  • Wealth Management and Investment Services
  • Insurance Consultation and Solutions
  • Financial Planning
  • Education Planning
  • Employee and Executive Benefits

Meet the Team

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Rick Dickinson

Rick is a Connecticut native and graduate of the University of Connecticut. He has spent over a decade in the financial services industry starting out at SunAmerica and John Hancock before joining LPL Financial. As a Regional Director of Business Development in major markets that included Los Angeles, New Orleans and Chicago, he helped advisors successfully position themselves to go into private practice with LPL as their supporting partner. After five years in that position, Rick had the opportunity to return to Connecticut and partner with his former mentor Alan Hughes. Rick brings a deep understanding of the broker/dealer and financial services industry, back office systems, practice management, and client focused services. Rick fills his spare time playing rugby, boating and fishing in his home town of Mystic.


The investment professionals at Guided Financial Strategies, LLC are registered representatives with, and securities and advisory services are offered through, LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor. Member FINRA/SIPC.

Contact Info

100 Pitkin Street, Suite 1,
East Hartford, CT 06108

(860) 291 2800

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