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Brian E. Glickman CPA, RFC®, PFS

 
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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.

 

 

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