Ethan Young

Ethan Young is director, insurance and annuities, at Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, the nation's largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer. Since joining the firm in 2002, Ethan has overseen our fixed, variable, and equity-indexed annuity platform. As director of insurance, he advocates, markets, and positions insurance solutions within the wealth management process for Commonwealth-affiliated advisors and their clients. He also leads and assists the Product Specialist team, which provides indispensable education, sales support, and service to our advisors. Ethan attended Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, where he studied English literature. He holds FINRA Series 6, 26, and 63 securities licenses and obtained the Wealth Management Specialist designation from Kaplan College in May 2004.

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Recent Posts

Meeting Clients’ Risk Management Needs During the Peak Debt Years

Meeting Clients’ Risk Management Needs During the Peak Debt Years

Posted by Ethan Young

January 28, 2015 at 1:30 PM

When it comes to planning for retirement and other goals, advisors often hear about taking advantage of a client's "peak earning years." Rarely, however, do you hear about the "peak debt years," which typically arrive in a client's 30s.

At this stage of life, debt combined with dependents creates significant and often unmet risk management needs.The 32-year-old with two kids, a mortgage, student loans, and 529 and 401(k) plans to fund faces a host of obligations contingent on his or her ability to earn an income.

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Topics: Risk Management

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