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. FA Profession

    CFPB Must Justify Cost of Its Rules

    Following a court ruling, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is no longer an independent agency and must now justify the costs of its rules.
  2. ETFs

    Prudential is the Latest to Cut ETF Fees

    Prudential Investments has become the latest fund manager to cut ETF fees.
  3. FA Profession

    How to Cut Healthcare Costs in Retirement

    The rising cost of healthcare is a scary prospect for many retirees. Here's what you can do to try and keep such costs as low as possible.
  4. FA Profession

    Why Age 70 is Pivotal for Retirement Planning

    Age 70 marks the time that you will have to start thinking about RMDs for real, but it's better to start planning for them much sooner.
  5. Mutual Funds

    An Overview of the SEC's New Mutual Fund Rules

    The SEC has released new liquidity rules for mutual funds aimed at reducing risk.
  6. Company Insights

    Why Advisors Have Invested $1.3 Trillion With Vanguard

    Many advisors who previously eschewed Vanguard mutual funds in lieu of others are now turning to the investment giant in growing numbers. Here's why.
  7. FA Profession

    How to Manage SS Disability & Retirement Benefits

    Advisors with clients who receive disability benefits can carve out a profitable niche by helping them integrate this income into a financial plan.
  8. FA Profession

    Track Your Clients' Spending Habits With Apps

    New data aggregation tools give advisors a way to provide value to their clients in a market where advice is becoming more and more commoditized.
  9. Financial Advisor

    Helping Clients Manage Future Healthcare Costs

    As healthcare costs continue to skyrocket, here's how financial advisors should be helping clients to manage the costs.
  10. FA Profession

    How Advisors Can Defend from Fiduciary Litigation

    The new fiduciary rules mean that many advisors need to overhaul their business models to stay in compliance and guard against potential litigation.
  11. FA Profession

    Reverse Mortgages: Has Their Time Arrived?

    The perception of reverse mortgages is changing. They can be an integral part of a carefully crafted retirement plan.
  12. FA Profession

    Trump Advisor Promises Repeal of Fiduciary Rule

    An advisor for Donald Trump’s campaign maintains that if Trump is elected, he'll repeal the new Fiduciary Rule.
  13. Investing Strategy

    What 4 Investing Gurus are Saying About the Markets

    Here's why these four financial heavyweights think the stock market is overbought or moving sideways.
  14. FA Profession

    Help Female Clients Before They Claim Social Security

    Women who are retiring or getting close to it would be wise to seek professional advice before claiming their Social Security benefits.
  15. FA Profession

    Where to Find Women Financial Advisors for Your Practice

    There are huge opportunities available for female financial advisors in the marketplace today, and advisory firms are seeking women out in odd sectors.
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