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. Politics & Money

    Anthony Scaramucci

    A look at the career and political background of Trump advisor and White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci.
  2. Retirement Living

    Don't Miss This Retirement Tax-Saving Window

    Many retirement planners view the years between age 59½ and 70½ as a “sweet spot” for their clients’ taxes. Here’s why and ...
  3. FA Profession

    How to Attract and Retain Millennial Advisors for Your Practice

    Practices looking to attract and retain Millennial advisors should consider these tips.
  4. FA Profession

    Will the Fiduciary Rule Scare Away Young Clients?

    Some advisors are worried that the DOL rule could hinder relationships with would-be clients.
  5. Retirement Savings

    Should You Roll Over Your 401(k)?

    Before moving your retirement funds into another account, consider your options.
  6. Budgeting & Savings

    Money Habits of the Millennials

    Millennials are facing the bleakest financial future of any generation in decades, and are not likely to enjoy the same standard ...
  7. Career / Compensation

    Top 4 Financial Jobs You Can Do From Home

    You don't have to go to an office to make a great salary in the financial sector. Here are the top four highest paying financial ...
  8. Retirement Living

    Retirement: The One Thing Couples Shouldn't Do Together

    Staggering retirement can have both financial and emotional benefits for married couples.
  9. Retirement Savings

    I have a 403(b) from an old employer. I would like to convert it to a 401(k). How can I do that?

    The IRS says that you can roll a 403(b) plan into a 401(k) plan if you now work for an employer that offers a 401(k) plan. ...
  10. Retirement Living

    Journey Through the 6 Stages of Retirement

    Financial planning is important, but emotional planning is the key to retiree bliss.
  11. Trading Strategy

    Which Order to Use? Stop-Loss or Stop-Limit Order

    Stop-loss and stop-limit orders can provide different types of protection for investors seeking to lock in profits or limit ...
  12. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Credit vs. Debit Cards: Which Is Better?

    Be strategic about the card you choose.
  13. Retirement Savings

    The Basics of a 401(k) Retirement Plan

    This plan has become one of the most popular retirement options. Here's why.
  14. FA Relevant

    The Rise of Socially Responsible Lending

    The solid rates of return that socially responsible lending has posted has caught the attention of institutional investors. ...
  15. Taxes

    An Overview of Itemized Deductions

    President Trump may get rid itemized deductions.
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