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CFS Investment Advisory Services, L.L.C.

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Totowa, NJ 07512

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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:

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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 2016 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 2016.

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.

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How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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Tax Management Strategies

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Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

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The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

Can Election Results Predict the Market?

How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

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