Sophisticated. Not Complicated.SM
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 Half Million Dollar Baby
The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.
Planning for the Expected
You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.
An Overview of Renter’s Insurance
Don’t overlook the need for renter’s insurance if you rent your home.
Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.
Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.
When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?
Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.
Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
If you have a 401(k) with a former employer, you may want to consider an IRA rollover.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.