Robert M Ryerson is a certified financial planner and author of “What’s the Deal with Identity Theft – A Plain English Look at Our Fastest Growing Crime.” Robert M Ryerson recently told Fox Business that he supports proposed legislation to strengthen privacy protections for consumers.
In a report about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to Capitol Hill regarding his venture into cryptocurrency, Mr. Ryerson weighed in on a bill proposed by Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden that would be known as the Mind Your Own Business Act.
The legislation would offer consumers an “easy, one-click way to stop companies from selling or sharing their personal information.” It would also improve transparency regarding how corporations use their data.
Mr. Ryerson described the legislation as “much needed” and “both timely and practical,” given that most of our personal data is now in the cloud and accessible by a range of entities. Stressing that our data is regularly used online by employers, medical professionals, and more, Mr. Ryerson cautioned that the best way to protect against identity theft is with a plan that includes restoration services.
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A financial professional with more than three decades of experience, Robert Ryerson works closely with clients in the Freehold, New Jersey, area to meet their financial planning needs. As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) at New Century Planning, he focuses on retirement income planning, as well as estate administration, regularly assisting his clients with legacy and estate planning. He also advises them on health and disability insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid, and Medicare Supplement Plans. Mr. Ryerson’s many years helping his clients navigate the complexities of retirement planning gave him a deeper understanding of the healthcare costs that retirees face. In 2013, he drew upon this knowledge to co-author the book What You Don’t Know About Retirement Will Hurt You.
Outside of his work at New Century Planning, Robert M. Ryerson is a regular fixture at workshops and seminars on retirement. He has delivered several keynote speeches on the often-confusing topic of required minimum distributions. Mr. Ryerson continues to share his financial expertise as a facilitator of online courses for Certified Public Accountants through The Society for Financial Awareness.
In the early 2010s, Mr. Ryerson became concerned about the threat of identity theft after noting the many cybersecurity breaches suffered by major companies. He became a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist (CITRMS) in 2014. He has since taught identity theft recovery courses at local community colleges. Mr. Ryerson also wrote a book on the topic entitled What’s the Deal with Identity Theft: A Plain English Look at Our Fastest Growing Crime.
A graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in economics, Mr. Ryerson began his career in the financial services industry as a stockbroker. He obtained his CFP designation in 1991 and began working as an independent financial planner a few years later. In addition, he is a notary public.
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