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Mark P. Cussen

Mark P. Cussen

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.


Recent Content By Mark P. Cussen


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Mutual Fund Education

Dollar-Cost Averaging Explained for Mutual Fund Investors


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Specialized Funds

Value Investing with Mutual Funds


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Mutual Fund Education

Buy and Hold vs. Market Timing: A Guide for Mutual Fund Investors


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Mutual Fund Education

An Introduction to Drawdown Risk


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Load Funds

The Load vs. No-Load Debate


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International and Global Stock Funds

Beginner’s Guide to Emerging Market Mutual Funds


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Bond Funds

Beginner’s Guide to High-Yield Bond Mutual Funds


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Bond Funds

Beginner’s Guide to Inflation-Protected Mutual Funds


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Specialized Funds

Introduction to Tax-Managed Mutual Funds


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Load Funds

Introduction to Load Funds


Analyzing data on a computer screen

No-Load Funds

Introduction to No-Load Mutual Funds


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Domestic Stock Funds

Beginner's Guide to Domestic Stock Funds


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Mutual Fund Education

10 Reasons Why Financial Advisors Choose Mutual Funds


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Money Market Funds

Beginner's Guide to Money Market Mutual Funds


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Bond Funds

Beginner’s Guide to Bond Mutual Funds


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Specialized Funds

Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Funds


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Mutual Fund Education

7 Essential Tax Tips for Mutual Fund Investors


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Mutual Fund Education

How Big Is the Mutual Fund Industry?


Mutual Fund Turnover Ratio

Mutual Fund Education

A Guide to the Turnover Ratio


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Mutual Fund Education

10 Ways to Beat Inflation with Mutual Funds


Benefits of Mutual Funds

Mutual Fund Education

The Benefits of Mutual Funds


Mutual Fund Taxes

Mutual Fund Education

How Mutual Funds Are Taxed


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Mutual Fund Education

What Is a Mutual Fund Management Fee?


Mutual Fund Basics

Mutual Fund Education

What Is a Mutual Fund?


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Mutual Fund Education

How to Read Your Annual Mutual Fund Report


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Mutual Fund Education

How to Read a Mutual Fund Table


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Mutual Fund Education

Understanding Mutual Fund Net Asset Value (NAV)