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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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Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.

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A letter of instructions provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

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Will Power

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A Brief History of Estate Taxes

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Comparing Investments

Estimate the potential capital gains taxes due on your transactions.

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

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Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

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Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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Do You Feel Lucky?

Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Have you explored all of your choices when it comes to managing your taxable income?

The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

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