Brad Creger recently hit two Amazon best-seller lists with the new book, “UNcommon”
Pasadena, CA – July 21, 2015 – President/CEO of Total Financial Resource Group, Inc., Brad Creger, recently joined Brian Tracy and a select group of business leaders from around the world to co-author the book titled “UNcommon.” The book was released on June 11, 2015 by CelebrityPress™ – a leading business book publisher.
On the day of release, UNCommon reached best-seller status in two Amazon categories – reaching as high as #16 in: “Sales and Selling.” The book also reached best-seller status in the “Marketing” category. Brad Creger contributed a chapter titled “Do The Math… When is $1,000,000 worth more than $4,000,000?”
Brad Creger is passionate about his work – he does this because he never wants anyone to go through what his parents did. His father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in his late forties and he was forced to retire at 51. Although his father was an investment advisor, they didn’t have their financial or estate planning done correctly and his mom lost everything caring for his dad. Because his father focused solely on investments, he did not have the right disability insurance or any life insurance. Their estate attorney didn’t insist on anything other than a simple will and the result was disastrous when his dad was disabled. Their accountant didn’t pay attention to his mom’s business and instead of selling and living off the proceeds, her business bled dry. This was a very tough life lesson for Brad, and he was committed when he became a financial advisor that he would not only focus on the things he could be paid on, but rather his client’s entire financial picture.
He first acts as a financial architect, and does a comprehensive wealth management assessment and then a complete written plan. He then acts as a general contractor and coordinates the services of other experts and professionals such as the client’s CPA, attorney, TPA, banker, etc. He also will assist when it comes to the insurance and investment needs of his clients.
Early in his career Brad took a comprehensive look at his brother’s finances, so that there would not be another financial tragedy in his family. Among other things he made sure that his brother had proper disability insurance, and eight months later his brother was disabled. Because he had the right disability policy, his brother has been receiving income payments for the past 19 years and should continue to receive payments until he reaches age 65.
CelebrityPress™ describes the book:
“Common” can be defined as ordinary while “uncommon” suggests rarity. However, combining Common Sense with Uncommon Knowledge has the potential to produce winners.
While Common Sense has been noted to be in short supply and Uncommon Knowledge hard to come by, the Celebrity Experts® in this book have combined the two to produce high rates of success in their fields. If you are looking to accomplish personal, worthy goals, a helping hand will get you there faster. In addition, a mentor will invariably get you there at less cost than if you try to make your own way, helping you to avoid errors that may be time-consuming or costly, or both. Succeeding requires the attributes of hard work, sound planning, action and perseverance-while combining common sense and uncommon knowledge as a part of the process.
This book presents a panel of CelebrityExperts® including: Financial Consultants, Wealth Managers, Retirement, Investment and Health Specialists, Realtors®, Marketers, Coaches and other entrepreneurial specialists. They have all attained success in their fields and would be pleased to mentor you on your journey to attain your goal(s). You need not be alone… You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.
After such a successful release, Brad Creger will be recognized by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors™, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best-seller lists.
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A portion of the royalties earned from UNCommon will be given to Entrepreneur’s International Foundation, a not for profit organization dedicated to creating unique launch campaigns to raise money and awareness for charitable causes.
More About Brad Creger:
Brad is currently the President/CEO of Total Financial Resource Group, Inc. (TFRG), an independent diversified financial services firm with their main offices located in Pasadena, CA. Brad began his financial services career with Cigna Financial Advisors in 1993. During his first three years, through Cigna, he clocked over 2000 classroom training hours which was 20 times more than the industry standard.
Brad has done estate and business succession planning services through numerous investment brokers at PaineWebber, AG Edwards, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Prudential and Crowell Weedon for their Southern California VIP clients, and has created a body of estate planning law known as Contingent Ascertainable Standard Language (aka – Springing Special Needs Provisions).
Brad has been featured in Forbes, Financial Planning Magazine, Pasadena Magazine and has been seen on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates as well as on numerous websites.
Brad obtained a BA in Economics from UCLA and has the designations of:
AAMS®, Accredited Asset Management Specialist
AIFA®, Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst™
CFS®, Certified Fund Specialist®
CLTC, Certified in Long-Term Care
Brad is Registered Principal with First Allied Securities, Inc., a registered broker/dealer (Member FINRA/SIPC) and an Investment Advisory Rep for First Allied Advisory Services, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor. CA Insurance License # 0B22199.
Connect with Brad:
Phone: 626-795-9600, 800-984-TFRG
About Celebrity Press™:
Celebrity Press™ is a leading business, health and wellness book publisher that publishes books from thought leaders around the world. Celebrity Press™ has published books alongside Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Dan Kennedy, Dr. Ivan Misner, Robert Allen and many of the biggest experts across diverse fields. CelebrityPress™ has helped launch over 1400 best-selling authors to date.
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