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.
U.S. Personal Savings Rate
What can be learned from the savings rate?
Buying vs. Leasing a Car
Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.
Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Understanding the types of long-term-care services—and what those services could cost—may be critical.
How long does a $20 bill last?
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
How to help determine life insurance needs to provide for your family after you pass away.
Here’s a list of 10 questions to ask that may help you better understand the costs and benefits of long-term-care insurance.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
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.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?
Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.