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Welcome to CFS Investment Advisory Services
As a busy professional or active retiree, you need someone you can trust to manage the assets you've worked so hard to accumulate for your family. You need a financial advisor who offers the experience, independence, and integrity to match your own achievements and goals.
CFS Investment Advisory Services LLC (CFS) will help you understand and control your finances and free you to pursue your dreams and aspirations. CFS stands for Common Financial Sense, a philosophy that embraces sophistication without complication.
You will work with dedicated financial advisors who listen, understand, and care deeply about helping you make your dreams come true. We call it the CFS Standard of Care; you will call it the freedom to enjoy your life without worrying about your finances.
CFS is a fee-based firm that offers two primary areas of expertise:
- Private wealth management for individuals, families, and business owners.
- 401(k) and retirement plan management for corporations and nonprofit organizations.
Please click on either link for more information.
Recent Awards & Recognition
In our continued effort to provide you with the best solutions and services, we are pleased to announce some recent important milestones we have achieved. Over the last few months, CFS Investment Advisory Services, LLC was named one of the 2015 Top 300 Registered Investment Advisory firms in the country by The Financial Times and ranked in the top 250 by Financial Advisor Magazine.*
We are also very proud to announce the recognition of our Managing Members, Harris Nydick and Greg Makowski. Both are among Barron’s Magazine’s top 1200 Financial Advisors in America, an outstanding accomplishment. Additionally, Harris was selected as one of The Financial Times Top 401 Retirement Plan Advisors for 2015 and Greg is a 2015 New Jersey Five Star Wealth Manager.**
These prestigious awards are a direct reflection of CFS’s hard work, dedication, expertise and ethics on behalf of our clients. Thank you for allowing us to be your trusted source of continued guidance. It is our privilege to celebrate these accomplishments together with you.
The Value of Insuring Against Life’s Risks
Building wealth requires protection from the forces of wealth destruction.
Traditional vs. Roth IRA
One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.
Social Security: By the Numbers
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.
As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.
However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?