I am a financial professional with more than 20 years of experience, having founded a national wealth-management firm located in Maryland. For more information, visit www.cicwealth.com. As an industry writer, I regularly share my own ideas about finding uncommon opportunities to leverage common market trends. I continuously challenge myself, and my readers, to find value in less than obvious ways. In addition to being a Forbes contributor, I am a contributor on the MarketWatch Trading Deck for the Wall Street Journal. I also appear regularly in media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Money Magazine, Reuters, Fox Business, The Street.com and The Washington Post. I have been honored as one of Bloomberg's Wealth Manager Magazine Top Miracle Growers.I invite you to connect with me on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.