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

    Why Advisors Need to Offer ESG Strategies

    Advisors who ignore environmental, social and governance investing do so at their peril, particularly those who work with ...
  2. Taxes

    An Overview of Itemized Deductions

    President Trump may get rid itemized deductions.
  3. Financial Technology

    New Tech Tools for Fiduciary Rule Compliance

    Several companies have stepped forward to provide the financial advisory industry with assistance in achieving compliance ...
  4. FA Profession

    How ESG, SRI and Impact Funds Differ

    These are the differences between socially-dimensioned investments, which are an increasingly popular choice among investors. ...
  5. 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?
  6. IRAs

    Pros and Cons of Creating a Backdoor Roth IRA

    HNW individuals can make contributions to Roth and traditional IRAs. But are there consequences?
  7. FA Profession

    Vanguard's Bogle: The SEC Should Issue Its Own Fiduciary Rule

    Vanguard founder John Bogle says that the SEC should have been “the first in line” to issue a fiduciary rule instead of the ...
  8. Robo-Advisor

    Goldman, T. Rowe Price Target Average Investors With Robos

    Two more big financial institutions are planning on joining the robo-advisor ranks.
  9. Retirement Living

    Journey Through the 6 Stages of Retirement

    Financial planning is important, but emotional planning is the key to retiree bliss.
  10. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    6 Ways Advisors Help Clients Manage Consumer Debt

    Here are six practical ways advisors can help clients manage their debt.
  11. Laws & Regulations

    Merrill Considers Alternatives to Fee-Only Model

    In the wake of the fiduciary rule, Merrill Lynch is dropping commission-based transactions from all of its retirement accounts, ...
  12. Retirement Living

    Retirement: The One Thing Couples Shouldn't Do Together

    Staggering retirement can have both financial and emotional benefits for married couples.
  13. FA Profession

    Lawsuits That Aim to Stop the New Fiduciary Rule

    Five lawsuits have aimed to overturn the DOL fiduciary rule introduced in 2016.
  14. Debt

    Why Advisors Say Debt Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

    When managed properly, debt can be used to achieve a higher overall rate of return.
  15. Taxes

    Investing in Property Tax Liens

    Investing in property tax liens can be a viable alternative for experienced investors who are familiar with the real estate ...
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