Mark P. Cussen, CFP®, CMFC, AFC

Mark P. Cussen, CFP®, CMFC, AFC

Mark P. Cussen, CFP®, CMFC, AFC, has 20 years of experience in the financial industry, which includes working with investments, insurance, mortgages, taxes and financial planning. He has several years of experience as a financial author and has written numerous educational articles for various financial websites. He has also worked in retail, discount and bank brokerage systems and is currently working as a financial planner for the U.S. military. Mark has a Bachelor of Science in English from the University of Kansas and completed his CFP coursework at the Bloch School of Business at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in August of 2001.

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  1. Professionals

    Are You An FA Looking For A New Job? Read This First

    The choice between a larger or smaller company may be decided by an advisor's experience or temperament. Find out the best size for you.
  2. Professionals

    2015 Capital Gains Taxes: What You Should Know

    What financial advisors (and their clients) need to know about capital gains taxes in 2015.
  3. Professionals

    6 Essential Marketing Tips for Financial Advisors

    As a financial advisor, your ability to market yourself is vital to the success of your practice, even if you're a great salesperson.
  4. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Tired Of Mutual Funds? Try This Alternative

    Mirrored investments services are a beneficial alternative to traditional mutual funds. Discover how they work and how they can be used to your advantage.
  5. Professionals

    Tax Implications When Your Client Downsizes

    If you have clients who own homes that have appreciated substantially in value since the time of purchase, they may have significant tax ramifications.
  6. Personal Finance

    Leaving the Military? Best Next-Step Careers

    Vets bring skills and stamina to the job market. These fields offer good career opportunities for those moving out of the military.
  7. Professionals

    5 Ways Your Clients Can Shrink Their Tax Footprint

    If your clients don’t like the projected tax results they're seeing, now is a good time to teach them how to reduce their tax bills for next year.
  8. Personal Finance

    Will Your Net Worth Be Affected By A Recession?

    Here's a look at how a potential recession could impact your net worth in a negative way.
  9. Professionals

    After Poor Performance, Now a Mutual Fund Tax Hit?

    If the performance of mutual funds in 2014 wasn't bad enough, here comes a tax hit from liquidations.
  10. Professionals

    Best Uses for Your Client's 2015 Tax Refund

    Tips on how to best advise your client on what to do with their 2015 tax refund.
  11. Professionals

    Ways Advisors Should Evolve in 2015 and Beyond

    Technological evolution, robo-advisors, regulatory and compliance shifts and more. Here's how financial advisors should evolve in 2015.
  12. Professionals

    Just Retired? No Better Time for a Second Career

    After working for decades and reaching retirement age, what's next? A second career, of course. Here's why and how.
  13. Professionals

    When Your Client's Retirement is Around the Corner

    With thousands of Baby Boomers reaching retirement age every day, here's a guide as to how financial advisors should approach and advise them.
  14. Professionals

    Tips for The Reality of a Working Retirement

    Working during retirement probably doesn’t sound appealing but there are options on how to go about it.
  15. Professionals

    Financial Planning Tips And Resources For Veterans

    Veterans or all kinds have special needs when it comes to financial planning. Here are some tips as well as a comprehensive list of online resources.
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