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.
How Income Taxes Work
A quick look at how federal income taxes work.
A Look at Whole Life Insurance
Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.
The Facts About Income Tax
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
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The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
How to help determine life insurance needs to provide for your family after you pass away.
Preparing for college means setting goals, staying focused, and tackling a few key milestones along the way.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
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.
Have you explored all of your choices when it comes to managing your taxable income?
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.