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. Career / Compensation

    Top 6 Ways To Recession-Proof Your Job

    In a recession, financial industry personnel are often hit hard. Find out how to avoid being laid-off.
  2. 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 ...
  3. High Net Worth Strategy

    How Will Your Investment Make Money?

    Discover the basic types of investment income and which asset classes pay them.
  4. FA Profession

    Becoming A Registered Investment Advisor

    To become a registered investment advisor requires specific licensing, qualifications and regulations, but the greater freedom ...
  5. High Net Worth Strategy

    RIAs and Independent Broker-Dealers: A Comparison

    There are many types of financial planners. Here we break down what sets RIAs apart from independent broker-dealers.
  6. Retirement

    Where Are Retirees Falling Short? Living Standard

    Here's why many of the thousands of people retiring every day are less prepared for retirement than ever before.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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. ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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.
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