Recipient of a 2012 New Jersey Five Star Wealth Managers Award, Steve is a well-known financial advisor in Brielle, New Jersey. Founder of Asset & Income Management, Inc. and prior to that served as CEO and President of Couch Braunsdorf Financial Group. Steve has been helping clients with investments, estate and retirement planning since 1978. A graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Business and Economics, Steve has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™(CFP) designation. He has also received professional designations as a Chartered Financial Consultant(ChFC) and a Chartered Life Underwriter(CLU) from the American College. In 2015 and 2016, Steve continued with his commitment to knowledge and professionalism by completing 3 additional courses earning the designation of Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP) from the American College. Steve hold Series 6, 7, 22, 63 and 65 securities licenses and is an Investment Advisor Representative. Earning these certifications and designations require many years of study and passing more than 22 rigorous exams proving his comprehensive knowledge in financial services and strategies. Steve is a Registered Representative of Questar Capital Corporation. Steve has spoken before industry groups and given seminars on estate planning, retirement planning, long-term care, and financial planning. He has been featured in an article in the Courier News on his approach to financial planning and asset preservation.