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 Relevant

    Alternatives to Long-Term Care Insurance

    Here's a handful of options on what you can do to defray long-term care expenses.
  2. High Net Worth Strategy

    Letter Of Instruction - Don't Leave Life Without It

    This simple document can take the guesswork and headache out of settling your estate.
  3. 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 ...
  4. Retirement

    How to Retire with Just $500,000 Saved

    Here are three types of investments that can help generate a higher level of retirement income than Treasury securities without ...
  5. Retirement

    Where Are Retirees Falling Short? Living Standard

    Here's why many of the thousands of people retiring revery day are less prepared for retirement than ever before.
  6. Retirement Living

    Pay the Lowest Possible Taxes on Retirement Assets

    One key factor that retirement planners focus on is minimizing their clients’ taxes each year. Here are some strategies for ...
  7. High Net Worth Strategy

    Introduction To Employee Stock Purchase Plans

    ESPPs offer a very straightforward method of allowing employees to participate in the overall profitability of their employers. ...
  8. Cybersecurity

    Top Compliance Headaches for Financial Advisors

    Advisors who do not devote sufficient attention to compliance issues can find themselves in hot water with both regulators ...
  9. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Top Student Loan Providers

    Many banks and institutions offer student loans, but some offer better deals than others. Read this list of top student loan ...
  10. FA Profession

    Use a Variety of Financial Services to Usher in New Clients

    Discover ways in which advisors are increasingly choosing to promote their businesses.
  11. Social Security

    Can President Trump 'Fix' Social Security?

    Donald Trump’s plan to replenish Social Security goes in a very new direction.
  12. FA Profession

    What Advisors, Clients Should Expect from a Low-Return Future

    What should advisors and their clients expect from what many see as a looming new era of low returns?
  13. Retirement Savings

    Roth Feature Boosts Benefits for 401(k) and 403(b) Plans

    Roth accounts tend to beat traditional plans over the long term by providing tax savings at retirement.
  14. Politics & Money

    Anthony Scaramucci

    A look at the career and political background of Trump advisor and short-lived White House communications director Anthony ...
  15. Robo-Advisor

    myRA: How it Will Work, Pros and Cons

    The myRA is a new account designed to help millions of Americans save for retirement. Here's a look at how it'll work.
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