Christopher Zarra CFP, ChFC, CFS
Certified Financial Planner Practitioner
119 N. Park Ave., Ste. 307, Rockville Centre
As a fully licensed certified financial planner practitioner, Christopher Zarra, CFP, ChFC & CFS, takes pride in forming long term, open and honest relationships with his clients. He listens, searching for the person’s dreams, reasons and goals, and then helps build a financial plan. Because he is independent, he is not limited to the companies he can deal with. He shops around for the best products to meet the individual’s needs.
Zarra moved his business to Rockville Centre 16 years ago. His franchise is affiliated with Ameriprise Financial, a solid, Fortune 250 Company. He is lead advisor with two others, as well as a staff. His experience in the financial industry spans 20 years. Most of his business evolves from referrals of satisfied clients.
As a fee-based planner, Zarra charges a flat fee for his services. Financial advising can include investments and/or insurance, such as Life, Long Term Care, Buy-Sell and Disability. His firm specializes in retirement income planning. He believes in educating his clients to enable them to make the best decisions for the right solutions.
Zarra can guide taxpayers towards tax-smart strategies. Wise decisions involving education accounts, retirement plans, and monetary gifts can often be beneficial. This is all part of financial planning.
Involved in the community, Zarra is a member of the Rockville Centre Chamber of Commerce. His professional memberships include the Financial Planning Association, The Metro NY Society of Certified Funds Specialists, and The American College. He is also involved in non-profit organizations, such as CAMBA, which is based in Brooklyn, where he has family.
Zarra grew up in Commack and now lives in Manhattan with his wife and 5-year-old daughter. His wife owns Cliff Young Ltd., a furniture company that her family started in 1968. He loves to travel, play golf and racquetball, go biking, and above all, spend time with his family.
He has created a profile, which is part of the Ameriprise Financial website, which is both informative and compelling. His video is a true testament to who he is and how he works. Visit him at www.ameripriseadvisors.com/christopher.x.zarra.