Frank Del Busto, CFP, ®ChFC®
While living in Queens, N.Y., Frank took the EF subway line into Manhattan and worked at Dime Savings Bank during the day, opening passbook savings accounts and selling New York Savings Bank Life Insurance. At night, he went to the City University of New York-Hunter College where he ultimately received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics.
After graduation in 1992, he went to work for TIAA-CREF as an insurance service specialist. A year later he became a life and long-term care underwriter. After reviewing medical reports and EKGs for four years, Frank felt it was time for change and successfully transitioned to TIAA-CREF’s Individual Financial Consulting Services in 1997.
By 2000, he was promoted to senior financial consultant and was asked to help establish the first TIAA-CREF Florida office in Tampa Bay. His territory encompassed the entire South Florida region where he helped professors, physicians, researchers, private K-12 teachers and retirees with their broad array of financial needs.
Frank became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional in 2002, and when TIAA-CREF formed its national Wealth Management Group services in 2005, he was promoted to wealth management advisor and relocated to the newly established Boca Raton office. His primary role as wealth management advisor was to build long-term relationships with his clients and their families, helping them manage their wealth to, through and beyond retirement. He is also a Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®).
After 23 years with TIAA-CREF, Frank felt it was time to take his extensive knowledge and experience, and, together with former TIAA-CREF associates, create a financial services firm that would focus on personal relationships and objective financial solutions.
“My parents came over from Cuba with nothing,” Frank says. “They worked hard to make a life for my sister and me. As I became educated in financial planning and investing, I realized how much better off they would have been with just an honest financial advisor, let alone a good one. I have tried to be so much more for my clients. Now I can be even better.”
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