Robert Glovsky: Advice Over the Air

Opiela, Nancy
August 1998
Journal of Financial Planning;Aug1998, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p90
Academic Journal
This paper features Robert J. Glovsky, a financial planner who has been doing call-in radio shows offering financial advice. A director in the Cambridge, Massachusetts accounting firm of Tofias, Fleishman, Shapiro & Co. PC, and a principal in TFS Financial Advisors LP, Glovsky can be heard on the airwaves every Sunday evening from six to nine on the WRKO program, The Money Experts, in Boston. Glovsky sees the show as a combination of reward and responsibility. Another challenge Glovsky faces is answering questions clearly and completely in three to four minutes. Often, the pressure from callers is great for what Glovsky calls a quick fix. For those insisting on more advice than he can provide on the air, Glovsky generally recommends that they sit down with a financial planner. While the radio show has had a positive impact on his financial planning practice, Glovsky's real reward comes when callers call back to update him on their progress. Glovsky, a former member of the Certified Financial (CFP) Planner Board of Examiners, which works with colleges and universities who have registered or plan to register their curriculum to help students qualify to take the CFP comprehensive examination, is also serving the profession in his role as director of Boston University's Program for Financial Planners, the third largest CFP program in the country.


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