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
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Universal Life Insurance
Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.
Your DNA Test
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.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.
When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Here’s a list of 10 questions to ask that may help you better understand the costs and benefits of long-term-care insurance.
A letter of instructions provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?