Retirement Planning and Financial Expert, Brian Fricke, Discusses Current State of Economic Recovery

Brian Fricke, financial and retirement planning expert, explains the current state of the US economy and the disconnect between economic numbers and local economic confidence.

Orlando, Fla. – September 3, 2010 – Brian Fricke, CFP founder of Financial Management Concepts and “Worry Free Retirement” author/expert, recently published an article on his website titled “Is The Economy Really Recovering?” where he explains the reasons that when one looks at the big picture, things look like they’re improving, but on the local level it still may feel like things haven’t gotten much better at all.

“Why is it that we see these reports that corporate profits are up by billions and billions of dollars, but on an individual basis it still feels like the economy isn’t recovering?” Brian asks.

“The easiest answer, of course, is that unemployment is still above 9%. Recessions typically last nine months, but this one we’ve just gone through lasted over two years. But the bigger deal could be what some economists are calling a two-tier recovery. Meaning large corporations are feeling a lot of improvement, while small business owners and individuals are not,” Brian continued.

The article goes on to explain how large businesses have access to capital that small business do not. Brian writes, “If a big business needs to borrow money to buy supplies or increase their inventory, they can go to the bond market and access the capital they need. But if you’re a small business owner, you can’t borrow money from the bond market. You’ve got to go to your local bank — and odds are the local bank is still dealing with underwater real estate loans.”

The entire article can be found at http://www.brianfricke.com/articles/is-the-economy-really-recovering.php

Orlando Business Journal has named Brian’s company, Financial Management Concepts, one of the top financial planning companies in Central Florida. Financial Advisor magazine – an industry trade journal- has recognized him as one of the leading financial planning firms in America.  Brian Fricke is a Certified Financial Planner. Financial Management Concepts is a Fee Only Financial Planning firm. They currently manage over $98 million of investment assets for a select community of clients.

Brian also holds a weekly teleconference call, “Coffee Talk,” which is a live call held every Tuesday morning from 9-9:30am, to discuss current economic and lifestyle issues that affect retirees and anyone wanting to retire within the next 5 years.  Brian has also recently launched a live in-person meeting, built around the teleconferences, called “Coffee Talk Live.” These teleconferences and live events are not limited to clients and will be available to the public, free of charge.  Details for each week’s call can be found at http://www.BrianFricke.com/news_room

For more information about Brian Fricke and Financial Management Concepts, please visit http://www.BrianFricke.com.  You can also call toll free 1-800-294-4917 or send an email request to info@fmcretire.com

About Brian L. Fricke, CFP®:

Brian Fricke is the Author of “Worry Free Retirement, Do What You Want, When you Want, Where You Want”.

For the last 6 years in a row Brian and his company – Financial Management Concepts – have been named one of America’s Top Wealth Managers.

Orlando Business Journal has named his firm one of the top financial planning companies in Central Florida. Financial Advisor magazine – an industry trade journal- has recognized him as one of the leading financial planning firms in America.

If you’ve been in Central Florida over 10 years, you may have heard him on the radio. He used to host his own show on WDBO radio. He’s also served on the City of Winter Springs Board of Trustees Pension Fund.

Brian is a Certified Financial Planner. His firm – Financial Management Concepts – is a Fee Only Financial Planning firm. They currently manage over $98 million of investment assets for a select community of clients.

Brian and his team have worked with retirees and pre-retirees from companies like AT&T, Sprint, Harris, Lockheed Martin and Siemens/Westinghouse.

For more information, please visit http://www.BrianFricke.com

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