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Zachary J. Sochacki is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Fenwick College Preparatory High School in Oak Park, Illinois. Additionally, he attended Northwestern University's School of Professional Studies having completed their "Financial Planning Process & Insurance" course of studies. He has been involved in the Financial Services industry since 1980, initially as a "Series 3" securities licensed Commodities Futures Broker, first at the Chicago Board of Trade and then at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, trading primarily in foreign currencies and interest rate futures. In 1988, he acquired his Insurance Producers License and established a multi-state brokerage and advisory company whose main points of focus were Annuities and Long Term Care Insurance. A member of MENSA (an international high I.Q. society), his comments have been published in several regional and national magazines, including Bank Marketing, Life Today and the prestigious Journal of Financial Planning, the publication of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners. Additionally, he was the Long Term Care Insurance consultant for attorney and former Ohio State Speaker of the House Armond Budish's landmark book, "Avoiding the Medicaid Trap". His television appearances include Winnetka Live; Wisconsin PBS; CNN Cable Business News's personal finance program, Your Money; and CNN Headline News. His clients stretch from Hawaii to London, England and across the continental United States. A father of two, step-father of three, grandfather of two, step-grandfather of nine and a U.S. Army (RA) combat veteran of the Vietnam War, he and his wife, Sherry, reside in Northwest Suburban Chicago.
— Zachary J Sochacki, Annuity Expert