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CoinAnalysis.com was formed in 1992 to provide fee-based evaluation services to those seeking advice free of dealer influence and bias by Burnett Marus, RFC. Mr. Marus has been active in the financial planning field since 1972 beginning as a professional life agent in the State of Michigan.  He began to specialize in tangible investment portfolios in 1975 and formed North American Investment Management Corporation in 1976, serving as President. Under his guidance, over $17,000,000 in rare coins, rare stamps and art objects were included in clients' investment portfolios, in addition to traditional equity investments, from 1976 to 1980. In 1980, he sold his interest in North American Investment Management and continued in private practice with Burnett Marus Associates, Ltd., as an industry consultant in tangible asset investments.

In 1981, Mr. Marus accepted the position of President of U.S. Numismatic Investment Group, Inc., one of the nation's largest rare coin investment firms and an affiliate of Heritage Capital Corporation.  During his tenure, Mr. Marus changed the corporation name to U.S. Tangible Investment Corporation, adding rare stamps to the product line and specialized services and support to the investment community. Mr. Marus successfully expanded company operations into Canada in 1986 establishing services in the provinces of Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Quebec. In 2000, Mr. Marus formed Burnett Marus Associates, a specialized marketing firm catering specifically to the financial services and legal professions.

Eastern Michigan University awarded Mr. Marus their prestigious Alumni Achievement Award in 1986. He was named as the advisor to the first limited partnership in rare U.S. coins in Australia in 1991. In 1996, Mr. Marus was named to "Who's Who of Professionals". In 2004, Mr. Marus returned to private practice to form a private concierge service specializing in providing rare coin acquisition services to select financial advisors, estate attorneys and High net-worth clients. He was recently retired from the National Board of Directors of the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants after serving as Treasurer from 2004 to 2007; he had also previously served on the national board for three consecutive two-year terms (1990-1997) and also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the International Association for Financial Planning for six years (1982- 1988). 

He has been a frequent and popular guest on numerous radio and television talk shows in the United States and Canada discussing tangible asset investments as well as conducting many educational seminars on the topic. His courses include Rare Coins and Trusts; Tangible Asset Basics for the Financial Advisor ;  Asset Allocation Strategies Using Tangible Assets and The Use of Tangible Assets in Qualified Plans. Many of the courses are acceptable for CPE credits for CPAs, CFPs, and RFCs in the United States and for RFPs, CFPs, CGAs and CAs in Canada. Among the organizations he has spoken for are: The National Convention of the International Association of Registered Financial Planners; IAFP Chapters in Long Island, Detroit, Dallas-Fort Worth; San Antonio, Houston, Quad Cities, Birmingham, New Orleans and Pittsburgh; the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors ; the 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 Financial Advisors Forum;  the British Columbia Chapter and the British Columbia North Chapter of the Canadian Association of Financial Planners; the Iowa Medical Society; Eastern Michigan University; Purdue University and the University of Tulsa. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Journal of Personal Finance, published by Virginia Tech University, as well as a regular contributing columnist.

His articles have been published in Financial Planning, Coin Connossieur, The Stanger Register, Ticker Magazine, The Investment Advisor, The Journal of Personal Finance, The Financial Times (Canada), The Financial Times (Great Britain), The Detroit News, The New York Sun,  The Montreal Gazette, The Vancouver Sun and The Calgary Sun among others. His book, "U.S. Rare Coin Investments; A Practical Guide for Financial Advisors" was published in Fall 2003 and recently reviewed in the Journal of Personal Finance, 2005, Vol 4, Issue 2. He resides in Dallas with his wife, Shirley.analogo.pngfpa_logo.gifrfc logo.pngbm book.pngfleoa2.pngsfsp_emails.jpgiarfc1.png














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