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When is it Enough? Determing Proper Insurance Coverage Levels with MarkelContains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 07/14/2021 at 12:00 PM (MDT)
Financial planning can be filled with uncertainty.
Financial planning can be filled with uncertainty. For example, a misunderstanding or mistake with a client can lead to your client relationships being damaged or potential legal liability. Given this uncertainty, it’s important to consider what type of insurance coverage options you may need to protect your financial planning business.
Please join us to discuss the evolving landscape of investment adviser litigation and discuss the solutions available via risk transfer. Markel has insured registered investment advisers for over 30 years with a strong reputation in the community.
Senior Director, Commerical Financial Institutions
Travis Pearson is Senior Director, Commercial Financial Institutions for Markel Specialty, a division of Markel Corporation. Travis develops products, manages rates, assists in distribution, and ensures compliance with state and federal regulations. Before joining Markel in 2009, Travis was Senior Underwriting Officer, Financial Institutions at Chubb. He has worked in the insurance industry since 1997 and earned designations including AIAF, AIDA, and ASLI. Travis completed his undergrad at Illinois Wesleyan University and master’s degree at Northwestern University. He is Chair of the board of directors for the Henrico Economic Development Authority and a board member of the Henrico Education Foundation.
Women & Finance Knowledge Circle: Post-Pandemic Housing Choices: Can an Old Idea Solve Modern Problems?Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 07/08/2021 at 12:00 PM (MDT)
We’ve learned at least two things during this pandemic: the value of our own space, and the cost of isolation.
We’ve learned at least two things during this pandemic: the value of our own space, and the cost of isolation. Can co-housing, a way of living dating back to ancient times, offer new and better options for living, beyond the traditional single-family home and retirement community?
What is “cohousing” and how is it different from “co-living”? How might financial planning be different for cohousing? Can cohousing be the antidote to modern dilemmas besides shelter, such as sustainability, security, and loneliness? We’ll address these questions and more.
Could cohousing make us happier? Tune in to this TED Talk before our webinar to find out more:
How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer) (10:07)
MIchelle Fait, MBA, CFP®, EA, CDFA
Satori Financial LLC
Michelle is a Certified Financial Planning practitioner (CFP®) specializing in work with single women in the professions. Initially drawn to the analytical puzzles of personal finance, she was hooked by the work of helping clients use their resources to build meaningful lives.
An Enrolled Agent with an MBA in Finance from Yale University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from U.C. Berkeley, she is a recovering investment banker and former Treasury Manager at Starbucks. Her advice has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNBC.com, Forbes Advisor, MarketWatch, CNNMoney, Wealth Management.com. She is writing her first book.
Mariah Sacoman, CFP®
HighRocks Wealth, LLC
Mariah Sacoman is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional. In 2018, she founded HighRocks Wealth, LLC, in Santa Fe, NM, a registered investment advisory firm dedicated to addressing the unique challenges women face in their financial lives.
Mariah is an alumna of the University of New Mexico, the University of Toronto and the College for Financial Planning. She is currently a student in the Global Financial Planning Institute’s Master Class in US Inbound/Outbound Financial Planning. Mariah is also proud to serve as a board member of the New Mexico Estate Planning Council.
Rebroadcast - CFP Board's Code of Ethics: Elevating the ProfessionContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/30/2021 at 12:00 PM (MDT)
This live rebroadcast satisfies the CFP Board Ethics CE requirement.
This live rebroadcast fulfills the requirement for CFP Board approved Ethics CE. It has been designed to educate CFP® professionals on CFP Board's new Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct.
- Apply the Practice Standards when providing financial planning
- Identify the structure and content of the revised Code and Standards, including significant changes and how the changes affect CFP professionals
- Recognize situations when specific information must be provided to a client
- Act in accordance with CFP Board's fiduciary duty
- Recognize and avoid, or fully disclose and manage, Material Conflicts of Interest
Darin Shebesta, CFP®, AIF®
Wealth Advisor, Jackson/Roskelley Wealth Advisors, Inc.
Darin Shebesta, CFP®, AIF® is a Wealth Advisor with Jackson/Roskelley Wealth Advisors, Inc. Darin graduated with a bachelor's degree in finance from the W. P. Carey School of Business and Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University. He has also been featured or quoted in several publications including InvestmentNews, Forbes, CNBC, The Huffington Post, MarketWatch, Financial Planning, OnWallStreet, The Arizona Republic, American Funds, among others.
Some of Darin's community involvement activities include past president, FPA of Greater Phoenix, 2015; member, FPA Annual Conference Task Force. Darin has also been facilitating the CFP Ethics CE webinars for the FPA since 2018.
Beyond the CFP® Mark: Value of a Masters in Personal Financial PlanningContains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/23/2021 at 12:00 PM (MDT)
After earning the CFP® mark, it’s important for financial planners to consider how they can take their professional education beyond the mark.
After earning the CFP® mark, it’s important for financial planners to consider how they can take their professional education beyond the mark. While your next move depends on your career goals, many CFP® professionals find that the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification paired with a Masters degree in Personal Financial Planning provides a competitive edge in career opportunities.
If you are considering “What’s next?”, Dr. Aman Sunder of the College for Financial Planning®—a Kaplan Company will cover:
Post-CFP® education paths: deeper expertise and niche specialization
Advantages of a Masters in Personal Financial Planning
Pursuing a Masters as a working professional
Dr. Aman Sunder
Dean of Graduate Programs, Researcher at College for Financial Planning
College for Financial Planning® - a Kaplan Company
Dr. Sunder is a professor, graduate school dean, and researcher at the College for Financial Planning®—a Kaplan Company. His role includes administrative leadership of the graduate school’s Masters programs. He leads research initiatives and serves on its Institutional Review Board.
Aman has published research on sustainable and responsible investing, women in financial planning, effectiveness of using advisers during the Great Recession and time-use of retirees. Ongoing research includes gender and ethnic diversity issues, work-life balance and burnout among women in financial planning, effectiveness of HECM on retirees, students’ performance in financial planning programs, and career impact of certifications and designations.
Charity Begins at Home: Family Philanthropic Conversations with ClientsContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join us on June 9th for a panel discussion on Family Philanthropy. American Heart Association’s panel of experts will discuss why advisors should introduce family philanthropy to their clients, explore the design and implementation of philanthropic solutions and charitable tools to accomplish this goal as well as dynamic multigenerational meetings and conversations
Join us on June 9th for a panel discussion on Family Philanthropy. American Heart Association’s panel of experts will discuss why advisors should introduce family philanthropy to their clients, explore the design and implementation of philanthropic solutions and charitable tools to accomplish this goal as well as dynamic multigenerational meetings and conversations. Presentation will conclude by addressing common pitfalls when counseling families to make for a smooth probate process! Bring your questions for our Q&A!
- Demonstrate how to discuss, structure, and execute philanthropic conversations with clients and their families
- Talk to their clients about the qualities associated with successful wealth transition and how these can be cultivated through family philanthropy
- Effectively guide their clients on how to intentionally implement philanthropic vehicles not only to further social good but also to promote responsible wealth stewardship and family cohesion
- Avoid common estate planning mistakes with clients and their families
Women & Finance Knowledge Circle: Planning Considerations for Unmarried CouplesContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
According to the US Census Bureau the number of unmarried partners living together in the US nearly tripled in two decades.
According to the US Census Bureau the number of unmarried partners living together in the US nearly tripled in two decades. As grey divorce rises, there's a similar trend that divorce is falling among younger clients.
Looking at the numbers, more couples are intentionally cohabitating; what are the emotional, health & financial planning concerns of this demographics as opposed to traditional couples?
• Uncover client perceived benefits of not marrying
• Understand the consequences of choosing not to marry
• Identify possible issues for your unmarried clients
• Discover potential solutions & takeaways to implement with clients
- Understand the emotional & planning challenges that unmarried couples may face; including but not limited to ownership of assets, estate planning, beneficiary planning, taxes, retirement planning & risk management/insurance
- Learn how to guide unmarried couples towards resolution of some of the pitfalls that may occur without proper planning
- Lead discussions with unmarried clients around potential planning strategies to help mitigate risks that are inherent to their situation, including but not limited to health and financial decisions in a compassionate way
Michelle Petrowski, CFP®, CDFA®
Being Mindful in Divorce
Michelle began her career in corporate America working with Business partners to define their goals, objectives, and strategies to meet them. In 2005, after many mergers and a culture shift, she questioned how she could have more impact in the world in a more meaningful way for families; going back to school mid-life, she earned her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) designation in 2010.
Since then, Michelle has been trained as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst ™ (CDFA®), Mediator and a Collaborative Financial Neutral. She is a passionate and outspoken advocate of Financial literacy; working with individuals and couples to replace confusion with clarify around money while aligning values with actions through her firms Being Mindful in Divorce & Being in Abundance. Michelle volunteers with Fresh Start Women’s Foundation in AZ, Savvy Ladies in NY, working closely with the AZ National Guard around Personal Finance and has served on the FPA Board of Directors in NY & AZ.
Janice Cackowski, CFP®
Janice began her career as a paralegal in a local divorce law firm. There, she discovered a passion for helping clients work through major life changes such as divorce or death. She realized that financial planning is where she wanted to be, helping give people peace of mind as they journeyed through life.
Janice is the founder of Centry Financial in Willoughby, Ohio (just east of Cleveland) and proudly offers personalized financial planning advice to pre-retirees and young professionals.
When she’s not helping clients, you might find her tending her vegetable garden, walking her dogs or reading a book on her patio. Janice lives in Lake County with her husband of over 25 years and her teenage son. Word on the street is she’s also pretty good at keeping score at her son’s baseball games.
Business Success Knowledge Circle: Best Practices on Working With and Communicating with the MediaContains 3 Component(s)
Join the Business Success Knowledge Circle on Tuesday June 8th at 3PM EST for “Best Practices on Working with and Communicating with the Media”.
Join the Business Success Knowledge Circle on Tuesday June 8th at 3PM EST for “Best Practices on Working with and Communicating with the Media”. In this session Suzanne Siracuse founder and CEO of Suzanne Siracuse Consulting, LLC will address:
• Tips you can use to best establish a relationship with the media
• The various roles within a newsroom and why that is important
• How to get a reporter’s attention
• Best practices on getting your column published
• Ideas for marketing your published content
• If using a PR firm helps with media relations
Founder and CEO
Suzanne Siracuse Consulting, LLC
Suzanne Siracuse specializes in advising financial services firms on innovative business strategies, distinctive marketing programs and impactful advocacy initiatives around diversity, financial literacy and next gen talent.
Ms Siracuse is also the Creator and Host of The Big Reveal Podcast Series where she interviews industry thought leaders and influencers on all things wealth management, but with a twist!
Ms. Siracuse is the former CEO and Publisher of InvestmentNews where she oversaw the vision and strategic direction for all their platforms including print, digital, events and research.
PridePlanners Knowledge Circle: Engaging with LGBT Older People: Moving from Ally to AdvocateContains 3 Component(s)
What are the unique concerns and perspectives of LGBT older people, and how can we activate allies to become advocates?
What are the unique concerns and perspectives of LGBT older people, and how can we activate allies to become advocates? Join Tim R. Johnston, Senior Director of National Projects at SAGE, to discuss best practices for working with LGBT older people, as well as the most up to date advocacy and volunteer opportunities to get more engaged. We will also be previewing and collecting your feedback on a new educational collaboration between SAGE and the Financial Planning Association.
SAGE is the country’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults. You can learn more at sageusa.org
Tim Johnston, Ph.D.
Senior Director of National Products
Tim R. Johnston, PhD is the Senior Director of National Projects at SAGE. In that role he oversees the SAGECare cultural competency training program, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, key aspects of SAGE’s housing initiative, SAGE’s diversity and equity initiative, and national partnerships with other advocacy organizations.
Tim is the author of Welcoming LGBT Residents: A Practical Guide for Senior Living Staff which is the first comprehensive book on how to create a positive and safer experience for LGBT older adults in senior living settings. In addition to facilitating LGBT cultural competency trainings, Tim is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. He serves in several advisory and leadership roles, including on the governing board for the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, as a council member for the LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN) of the American Society on Aging, and he regularly represents SAGE as a subject matter expert on academic research teams. When he isn’t working he is probably hanging out with his partner and pets, reading, or working in the garden.
African American Knowledge Circle: Patching the Pipeline for Students and Advisors of Color Through Financial ServicesContains 3 Component(s)
Please join us for our next African American Knowledge Circle Call on Thursday June 3rd at 2 pm ET where we’ll be joined by Dr. Nandita Das.
Please join us for our next African American Knowledge Circle Call on Thursday June 3rd at 2 pm ET where we’ll be joined by Dr. Nandita Das. On the call we’ll discuss some different ideas how financial planners can better engage students of color at HBCU’s and other universities. We’ll also talk about leakages in the pipeline for people of color as they enter and move through the financial services industry.
Dr. Nandita Das
Professor of Finance and Director of CFP Board Registered Financial Planning Program
Delaware State Univeristy
Dr. Nandita Das is a Professor of Finance and the Director of the CFP-board registered financial planning program at Delaware State University. She also advises clients on Financial Planning through Das Financial Health, LLC. Nandita Das has published over 15 academic papers in peer-reviewed journals and over 30 presentations and conference proceedings both at the national and international level. She is a speaker, and her speaking engagements range from cultural competency and inclusion in the financial services profession to empowering the public with financial literacy. She is a recipient of 2021 Fulbright-Nehru Scholar Grant where she will be collaborating with a premier Indian Educational Institution on “Sustainable Investing & Portfolio Management- A global perspective”.
Journal of Financial Planning CE Exam: June 2021Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Self-study exam based on the Journal of Financial Planning, June 2021 Issue
Self-study exam based on a thorough understanding of articles that include the topics of: client and planner attitudes, values, and biases, behavioral finance, characteristics, uses and taxation of investment vehicles, types of investment risk, alternative investments and liquidity risk.
- Understand the role of financial self-efficacy in retirement preparation
- Understand why investing in real estate might not be ideal for millennials
- Understand the role of digital assets in a client’s portfolio