Andrew Novick, CFP®, JD The Investment Connection
- 991 Route 22 West, Suite 200, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
About Andrew Novick, CFP®, JD
I founded The Investment Connection in 2014 in order to provide customized financial planning and investment management services to individuals and families regardless of their net worth, income, or investable assets. My focus is on helping young, growing families and others seeking the right financial path to meet their specific goals.
I have worked with college graduates, newlyweds, first-time parents, parents with school-age children, business owners, corporate executives, professionals, as well as divorcees, retirees, and widows. I care about my clients and try to give them the best planning and investment advice possible, along with a high quality experience.
While many firms say they offer customized services, what they actually provide are one-size fits all model portfolios or financial plans from pre-packaged software. My services are truly customized to my clients’ needs. This can include incorporating socially responsible investments or alternatives into client portfolios. Performance of your accounts is also a top priority, and having a strong relationship is critically important to achieving that goal. Building this relationship depends on the give and take of conversation and communication. I am an advisor who listens, solicits your input, shares my thinking, and tests ideas against what you are willing and able to do, so we can develop a lasting and beneficial relationship. If you are too busy with your job, your children, or other responsibilities to address your finances or manage your portfolio, give me a call!
I am a Certified Financial Planner™ professional with a law degree and have been providing fee-only investment management and financial planning services for more than 20 years. Over the years, I’ve been named a NJ Five Star Wealth Manager (Five Star Professional), Best Financial Advisor for Doctors (Medical Economics), and Best Financial Advisor for Dentists (Dental Practice). I am a member of the American Bar Association and long-standing board member of my local Estate Planning Council. Importantly, I am a member of National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the country’s leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors, and am proud to be one of 30 founding members of the XY Planning Network.
My commitment to you means more than any certificate on a wall. I give my clients award-winning financial service through a personal, hands-on approach.
Many taxpayers expect charitable donations will be tax deductible, but this is only true for those who itemize deductions. The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act doubled the standard deduction and capped state and local tax deductions, so most taxpayers no longer itemize. In 2020, even taxpayers who claim the standard deduction may deduct up to $300 of charitable donations pursuant to the Cares Act.
Andrew Novick, The Investment Connection, has been chosen as one of New Jersey’s Five Star Wealth Managers for 2021. Five Star Professional partners with New Jersey Monthly to recognize a select group of New Jersey-area wealth managers who provide quality services to their clients. Andrew Novick will be featured, along with other award winners, in a special section of the January issue.
Due to changes in the the tax code a few years ago, most taxpayers can no longer deduct charitable contributions. Making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is a great way to make a charitable contribution and still get a tax benefit. A QCD is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA custodian to a qualified charity and counts toward satisfying your annual IRA required minimum distribution (RMD). IRA distributions are generally considered taxable income, but QCDs are excluded. RMDs were waived in 2020, but those over age 72 will be required to take them again in the coming year. Read more about QCDs by clicking the link below: