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. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    The Smartest Way to Tap Your Home Equity

    Using your home as a source of funds can be a smart choice in some situations. Just be sure to run the numbers carefully.
  2. 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.
  3. Social Security

    Can President Trump 'Fix' Social Security?

    Donald Trump’s plan to replenish Social Security goes in a very new direction.
  4. Small Business

    Personal Capital Corporation

    Automated investment platform Personal Capital is experiencing rapid growth. Here's a look at what it offers.
  5. Small Business

    Zenefits

    A look at the ups and downs of benefits software provider Zenefits.
  6. FA Profession

    How Wealthy Clients Use Robo-Advisors to Invest

    Most high-net-worth investors are choosing to use both humans and robos to manage their money.
  7. Laws & Regulations

    Why Your Will Needs a 'Titanic Clause'

    If you don't have a Titanic clause in your will and disaster strikes, there's no guarantee that your intended beneficiaries ...
  8. FA Profession

    Top Takeaways from the DOL's Fiduciary Rule FAQs

    The DOL's first round of fiduciary rule FAQs addresses many key issues for advisors.
  9. Small Business

    Credit Karma, Inc.

    Credit Karma is a credit monitoring website that allows users to check their credit for free at any time.
  10. Small Business

    Digital Asset Holdings

    Digital Asset Holdings provides settlement and ledger services for financial assets.
  11. Small Business

    WealthFront Inc.

    Founded in 2011, WealthFront has quickly grown to become the largest automated investment provider in the business.
  12. Small Business

    Betterment, LLC

    Robo-advisor Betterment provides personalized financial advice at a comparatively low cost.
  13. Mutual Funds

    Will Vanguard's Record Inflows Continue Under Trump?

    Vanguard saw record inflows in 2016. But will investors turn back to active management under Trump?
  14. High Net Worth Living

    6 Insurance Policies High Net Worth Clients Pay For

    Here are six types of insurance that the wealthy use to protect their assets.
  15. Investing

    Why Your Portfolio Didn't Keep up With the S&P 500

    The S&P 500 rose almost 12% in 2016 but many individual portfolios didn't have the same result.
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