Welcome to Brian E. Glickman CPA, RFC®, PFS, The Investment Center
Planning for your financial future is something that can be a daunting challenge. First and foremost, there is the task of finding a planner with the credentials, knowledge and professional expertise to address your goals.
A CPA who is also a Financial Planner is in an ideal position to understand your current financial situation. He is specially trained to help you prepare for the future by providing objective and independent advice that will enable you to make informed decisions. CPA's have been ranked among the most valued and respected professionals for more than 125 years in terms of consumer trust and confidence.
Only individuals who have passed both the rigorous CPA exam and the PFP Exam or have met various experience requirements receive the designation of PFS, Personal Financial Specialist. A CPA is required to obtain forty hours of Continuing Professional Education annually to maintain their license. Holders of the PFS designation are required to have sixty hours every three years, of CPE focused exclusively on financial planning topics.
CPA Financial Planners can provide the full range of services that will help you on your path to retirement. These services can include estate and retirement planning, investments, insurance, college planning and tax preparation. Since all aspects of personal financial planning have tax implications, the PFS professional has the experience, ethics, knowledge and expertise to successfully focus on them.
I look forward to showing you the difference that a CPA, PFS, Personal Financial Specialist can make in addressing your current and future financial goals.
To Catch a Thief
Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.
Healthy Body, Healthy Pocketbook
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.
Trends in Charitable Giving
Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.
How to help determine life insurance needs to provide for your family after you pass away.
A letter of instructions provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.
What can be learned from the savings rate?
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.
How long does a $20 bill last?
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.
If you have a family that relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
Have you explored all of your choices when it comes to managing your taxable income?