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  • Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/11/2022 at 12:00 PM (MDT)

    We're often asked "how is financial planning different for LGBTQ+ people?" Some of the reasons are readily apparent, others are not, such as the disparities our community sees in health care, elder care (especially housing), and in some ways, our financial systems. Before we can plan, we need to know what obstacles LGBTQ+ people might face.

    Our featured speaker will be Alex Sheldon, Interim Director of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association). GLMA is the world's largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) healthcare professionals. 

    We're often asked "how is financial planning different for LGBTQ+ people?" Some of the reasons are readily apparent, others are not, such as the disparities our community sees in health care, elder care (especially housing), and in some ways, our financial systems. Before we can plan, we need to know what obstacles LGBTQ+ people might face.

    Our featured speaker will be Alex Sheldon, Interim Director of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association). GLMA is the world's largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) healthcare professionals. 

  • Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/11/2022 at 1:00 PM (MDT)

    Plan success is driven less by markets and more by clients’ emotions. You know that, but do your clients? For many investors, a shaky market and uncertainty evokes stress behaviors. In this environment, who should Advisors call first? What should you say? Do you understand the influence the “quiet one” has on financial decisions? Your business will grow or shrink based on the answers. 

    This program introduces you to Atlas Point and how it helps you coach your clients through troubled waters. Explore how to differentiate your value proposition by understanding what is going on INSIDE your clients. Leave this discussion with a plan you can implement easily and immediately –accelerating relationships with your prospects and clients.

    Plan success is driven less by markets and more by clients’ emotions. You know that, but do your clients? For many investors, a shaky market and uncertainty evokes stress behaviors. In this environment, who should Advisors call first? What should you say? Do you understand the influence the “quiet one” has on financial decisions? Your business will grow or shrink based on the answers. 

    This program introduces you to Atlas Point and how it helps you coach your clients through troubled waters. Explore how to differentiate your value proposition by understanding what is going on INSIDE your clients. Leave this discussion with a plan you can implement easily and immediately –accelerating relationships with your prospects and clients.

    • How to use 5 minutes of insights to gain ongoing deeper client conversations
    • Ways to tailor outreach to your clients and prospects efficiently and effectively with behavioral insights
    • What the ‘quiet partner’ is thinking, and what you should do

    Carrie Nelson

    CEO and Founder

    Atlas Point LLC

    Carrie Nelson is a corporate executive-turned entrepreneur passionate about helping Financial Advisors and investors have better, more empathetic financial conversations. Carrie brings over 20 years of experience to Atlas Point, including consulting, business development, and entrepreneurship. She gained much of her expertise as a data strategy leader at Experian, Principal at EY, and Head of Firm Strategy at Edward Jones.

    Through her wealth management consulting experience, Carrie identified an opportunity to connect character science and behavioral finance to empower people to express how they think and feel about money, leading to more personal and personalized financial conversations that drive real results. 

    Dr. Lamar Pierce

    Professor

    Olin Business School at Washington University

    Dr. Lamar Pierce is an economist and behavioral scientist focused on improving productivity and sales performance through experimentation and data analytics.

    Lamar is Professor of Organization & Strategy at Washington University in St Louis and was previously on the faculty at University of Texas and Carnegie Mellon University and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

    He has published over forty peer-reviewed papers in economics, psychology, and management. 

  • Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/12/2022 at 12:00 PM (MDT)

    The four-year sticker price of college now exceeds $300,000 at some of our most prestigious institutions. As a result, we now have over 44 million student loan borrowers in America and our outstanding education debt now exceeds $1.7 trillion. With these concerns in mind, college bound families are actively seeking out advisors to help them with funding the costs of higher education while staying on track for retirement. However, training on financial aid and late-stage college planning has long been overlooked by most advisor education programs.

    The four-year sticker price of college now exceeds $300,000 at some of our most prestigious institutions. As a result, we now have over 44 million student loan borrowers in America and our outstanding education debt now exceeds $1.7 trillion. With these concerns in mind, college bound families are actively seeking out advisors to help them with funding the costs of higher education while staying on track for retirement. However, training on financial aid and late-stage college planning has long been overlooked by most advisor education programs.

    Highlight college funding plans and discuss strategies to ensure students graduate with manageable debt 

    Understand the key differences in the federal and institutional formulas used to determine a family’s expected family contribution (EFC) need based financial aid eligibility 

    Discuss how to analyze, compare, and appeal financial aid award letters

    Joe Messinger, CFP®, ChFC, CLU

    Partner & Director of College Planning

    Capstone Wealth Partners, LTD

    Joe Messinger, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CFFC  is on a mission to end the student loan crisis one family at a time.  A proud graduate of Penn State University, Joe is Partner and Director of College Planning at Capstone Wealth Partners.  A fee only RIA based in Columbus, OH that specializes in financial planning for college bound families.  Joe created the innovative College Pre-Approval™ system to seamlessly guide families through the college funding maze and ensure that every student graduate with manageable student loan debt without robbing retirement.  

     In addition, Joe is co-founder and Director of Advisor solutions at College Aid Pro®, a groundbreaking financial aid planning software for advisors that is changing the way America shops for college and streamlining the college funding process.  

    He is known as an industry thought leader in the area of college financial planning and practice management.  He regularly speaks at industry conferences for the Financial Planning Association (FPA), National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), and the XY Planning Network (XYPN). His work has been featured in The Journal for Financial Planning, Financial Advisor Magazine, US News, and Bloomberg to name a few.

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  • Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/13/2022 at 12:00 PM (MDT)

    A great value proposition key to any successful business, yet many financial advisors struggle to create one that truly sets their firm apart from the competition. During this session, Gretchen Halpin, Co-founder of Beyond AUM will teach you how to craft a value proposition that is client-centric and compelling; and show you how to use it in your growth and marketing efforts to drive results and deeper relationships. 

    You'll learn how to:

    - Define what a value proposition is and why it's important

    - Understand the elements of a strong value proposition that is focused on your clients

    - Incorporate your value proposition into your marketing and growth tactics

    By the end of this webinar, you'll have the tools and knowledge you need to message with clarity and act with intention.

    A great value proposition key to any successful business, yet many financial advisors struggle to create one that truly sets their firm apart from the competition. During this session, Gretchen Halpin, Co-founder of Beyond AUM will teach you how to craft a value proposition that is client-centric and compelling; and show you how to use it in your growth and marketing efforts to drive results and deeper relationships. 

    You'll learn how to:

    - Define what a value proposition is and why it's important

    - Understand the elements of a strong value proposition that is focused on your clients

    - Incorporate your value proposition into your marketing and growth tactics

    By the end of this webinar, you'll have the tools and knowledge you need to message with clarity and act with intention.

    Gretchen Halpin

    Co-Founder

    Beyond AUM

    Gretchen Halpin is a strategic visionary with over 25 years of leadership and marketing experience. In her work with financial professionals and teams, Gretchen's primary focus is to accelerate and guide organizational growth in a positive, sustainable way. From successful entrepreneur to jack-of-all-trades strategic consultant, Gretchen's career path and journey to success have been guided by one true passion: to help people create the life and business they want, even when that means challenging the status quo.

    Gretchen specializes in pioneering strategy and growth initiatives that drive success across every aspect of a business — from vision and objectives, to marketing and business development, to the overall client experience. Her top priority is to ensure that all decisions and initiatives are aligned with the mission and values of the firms in which she works. Gretchen has helped firms achieve success by elevating their brand identity and story to internal and external audiences, seizing new business opportunities, driving organizational change and translating strategy into action across all levels of the business.

    But her ability to morph big-picture ideas into action and results goes beyond her current focus; it derives from her experience as the driving force behind several successful business ventures, including Soothe Your Senses, an organic aromatherapy product line she launched in 2001. What started as a passion for health and wellness expanded into an international spa brand — with retail distribution in 30 U.S. states and five countries — that grew 250-percent annually for eight years. 

    As a co-founder of Beyond AUM, Gretchen and her team created and implemented a growth, marketing and technology plan that led an RIA firm to grow from $1 billion in assets under management (AUM) to more than $5 billion in AUM in five years. Under her leadership, Beyond AUM continues to assist firms, big and small, to reach their goals. Gretchen believes in working directly with advisors and their teams in order to cultivate a deep understanding of the importance and impact of their service and help support their client relationships. These experiences drive Beyond AUM's passion to see the RIA industry continue to thrive into the future. 

    Under the direction of Gretchen and her fellow co-founder, Beyond AUM's marketing strategy was recognized by My Perfect Client and Masters in Accounting, and the team led the development of a personal finance blog that was named a Top 50 Financial Advisor Blog by Michael Kitces in 2014 and 2015. Gretchen has been a featured speaker at numerous industry events and conferences, hosted by leading organizations such as eMoney, the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and Financial Advisor Magazine.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/18/2022 at 12:00 PM (MDT)

    Gray divorce (age 50+) is the fastest growing demographic, and the possibility of a client dying during the divorce process should be considered.  During divorce, many financial activities must come to a screeching halt.  Automatic temporary restraining orders (“ATROs”) prohibit moving money, prohibit changing beneficiaries, and restrict other financial activities. 

    Mark will discuss how death creates unintended consequences, and how the typical “I Love You” will is contrary to a client’s desire because the “Love” is now replaced by another verb. We will explore a number of mini case studies to illustrate some effective estate planning techniques.—some simple and some more complex. And there will be plenty of time for Q&A.

    Gray divorce (age 50+) is the fastest growing demographic, and the possibility of a client dying during the divorce process should be considered.  During divorce, many financial activities must come to a screeching halt.  Automatic temporary restraining orders (“ATROs”) prohibit moving money, prohibit changing beneficiaries, and restrict other financial activities. 

    Mark will discuss how death creates unintended consequences, and how the typical “I Love You” will is contrary to a client’s desire because the “Love” is now replaced by another verb. We will explore a number of mini case studies to illustrate some effective estate planning techniques.—some simple and some more complex. And there will be plenty of time for Q&A.

    Mark Prendergast, MS, CPA, CFP®, CDFA®, MSAP®

    Director of Tax Strategies, Inspired Financial

    Mark is a long-time FPA member, leader and advocate.  He has served on the national board of directors, chaired national FPA committees, a former host for the Tax & Estate Knowledge Circle, and a regular contributor on FPA Connect.  At Inspired Financial, he is the Director of Tax Strategies and manages the tax, estate, and divorce disciplines for the firm.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/20/2022 at 1:00 PM (MDT)

    In this time- Rita will share how she joined the financial profession and her FPA leadership journey. You will learn strategies for finding your voice and creating your narrative.

    In this time- Rita will share how she joined the financial profession and her FPA leadership journey. You will learn strategies for finding your voice and creating your narrative.

    Marguerita Cheng, CFP®, CRPC, RICP®, CSRIC®

    CEO

    Blue Ocean Wealth Group

    Marguerita (Rita) Cheng helps educate the public, policy makers, and media about the benefits of competent, ethical financial planning. As a Certified Financial Planner® professional and chief executive officer of financial advisory firm, Blue Ocean Global Wealth, Rita helps people meet their life goals through the proper management of financial resources. She is passionate about helping them navigate some of life’s most difficult issues—divorce, death, career changes, caring for aging relatives—so they can feel confident and in control of their finances. Rita is a regular columnist for Kiplinger and MarketWatch, and a past spokesperson for the AARP Financial Freedom Campaign. Rita volunteers her time as a SoleMate, or charity runner for Girls on the Run, raising money to win scholarships for girls. She is also a coach for 261Fearless, a global supportive social running network which empowers women to connect and take control of their lives through the freedom gained by running.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/21/2022 at 2:00 PM (MDT)

    Larry Pon wants to continue the tax conversation with you! Have questions?  Larry has answers!  Join us for a LIVE Q&A session where Larry answers your tax related questions and provides up to date insight on laws and regulations. 

    Larry Pon wants to continue the tax conversation with you! Have questions?  Larry has answers!  Join us for a LIVE Q&A session where Larry answers your tax related questions and provides up to date insight on laws and regulations. 

    Lawrence Pon, CFP®, CPA, PFS, EA, USTCP, AEP

    Pon & Associates

    Mr. Pon is a Certified Financial Planner, Certified Public Accountant, Personal Financial Specialist, and Accredited Estate Planner in Redwood Shores, CA.   

    Mr. Pon has been practicing since 1986.  He provides the latest advanced tax and financial planning strategies to financial planners so they can be knowledgeable with their clients.

    Mr. Pon received his BS in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley and MS in Taxation from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

    Mr. Pon is a long time member of the Financial Planning Association and speaks frequently to the San Francisco and Silicon Valley Chapters.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/24/2022 at 12:00 PM (MDT)

    Join Dr. Brad Klontz, CFP® & Dr. Charles Chaffin, leading experts in the fields of financial psychology & behavioral finance.

    The live webinar introduces a model for helping financial planners understand their client’s financial psychology and how they can improve the effectiveness of their financial planning services.

    Specifically, the conversation will cover the following content areas: a) financial instincts and cognitive biases, b) ways to combat instant gratification, c) how past financial experience impact a client’s financial plan, d) how client’s money beliefs impact the financial planning process, and e) how the financial planner’s attitudes, values, and biases impact the financial planning process.

    Join Dr. Brad Klontz, CFP® & Dr. Charles Chaffin, leading experts in the fields of financial psychology & behavioral finance.

    The live webinar introduces a model for helping financial planners understand their client’s financial psychology and how they can improve the effectiveness of their financial planning services.

    Specifically, the conversation will cover the following content areas: a) financial instincts and cognitive biases, b) ways to combat instant gratification, c) how past financial experience impact a client’s financial plan, d) how client’s money beliefs impact the financial planning process, and e) how the financial planner’s attitudes, values, and biases impact the financial planning process.

    Participants will be able to describe 3 cognitive biases and how they impact financial planning.

    Participants will be able to describe how a client’s past financial experiences impact their current money beliefs and financial behaviors.

    Participants will be able to describe several techniques for helping clients combat instant gratification and other self-defeating financial behaviors.

    Dr. Brad Klontz, Psy.D., CFP®

    Founder, Financial Psychology Institute® and Associate Professor of Practice in Financial Psychology at Creighton University Heider College of Business

    Bradley T. Klontz is a founder of the Financial Psychology Institute® and an associate professor of practice in financial psychology at Creighton University Heider College of Business. He is a managing principal of Your Mental Wealth Advisors, a fellow of the American Psychological Association, and a former president of the Hawaii Psychological Association. He has partnered with organizations including Capital One, JP Morgan Chase and H&R Block in efforts to help raise public awareness around issues related to financial health and financial psychology.

    Dr. Charles Chaffin

    Dr. Charles Chaffin’s work encompasses a broad range of fields, from educational psychology to financial planning to life in the Information Age. His research and teaching focuses on learner cognition in a variety of formats, including various delivery methods and learning styles as well as the client behaviors and attitudes within financial planning. Most recently, he has written and spoke regarding one of the biggest issues of our time: information, most notably how we manage it, retain, and use it in all aspects of our lives.

    Charles delivers keynotes speeches, workshops, as well as teaching in a variety of executive education programs.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/01/2022 at 1:00 PM (MDT)

    Many of the recommendations financial advisors make to their clients have tax implications. In order to better serve their clients, many advisors consider adding tax preparation and/or planning into their practices. Luis Rosa, CFP® EA, will talk about how he built his practice by offering tax preparation and planning services, and how advisors can do so as well, while being aware of the pitfalls to avoid.

    Many of the recommendations financial advisors make to their clients have tax implications. In order to better serve their clients, many advisors consider adding tax preparation and/or planning into their practices. Luis Rosa, CFP® EA, will talk about how he built his practice by offering tax preparation and planning services, and how advisors can do so as well, while being aware of the pitfalls to avoid.

    Luis Rosa, CFP®, EA

    Founder, Build a Better Financial Future, LLC

    Build a Better Financial Future LLC

    Luis is the founder of Build a Better Financial Future LLC. He came to the U.S. at age 11 from the Dominican Republic. Growing up in New York City and now living in California, Luis noticed the lack of financial literacy in his community and was inspired by his parents to work hard and pursue an education.

    From participating as an FPA NexGen and CFP Board ambassador, to speaking at the CFP Board Center for Financial Planning’s Diversity Summit, Luis uses his platform to help spread financial literacy via media outreach as well as encourage younger and diverse planners to join and thrive in the industry.

    He is the host of the “On My Way to Wealth” podcast, co-founder of the BlatinX (BLX) Internship Program and LatinXcellence – an initiative that seeks to bring awareness to and help close the wealth gap in the LatinX community.  Luis was named one of InvestmentNews 40 Under 40 in 2019 and Financial Advisor Magazine’s 10 Young Advisors to Watch, as well as Investopedia Top 100 Financial Advisors in 2020, 2021, and 2022 and named one of 8 Hispanic Personal Finance Influencers to Follow for Money Advice by The Penny Hoarder and NerdWallet.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/09/2022 at 12:00 PM (MST)

    Risk and reward in a retirement spending plan are not the same as they are in accumulation. In accumulation, risk is defined as volatility and reward is defined as expected return. During the accumulation phase it makes sense to use volatility and expected returns (along with correlation) to create an efficient frontier. But when looking at a retirement spending plan (a decumulation portfolio), the risks and rewards differ from an accumulation-focused portfolio. The four risks in a retirement spending plan are the following:

    1. Longevity risk: the risk of outliving your assets 

    2. Inflation risk: the risk that withdrawals from the spending plan need to be higher than originally planned 

    3. Market risk: the risk that equity and bond returns are lower than originally planned 

    4. Portfolio shock risk: the risk of a sudden, large decrease in portfolio value early in retirement. 

    Risk and reward in a retirement spending plan are not the same as they are in accumulation. In accumulation, risk is defined as volatility and reward is defined as expected return. During the accumulation phase it makes sense to use volatility and expected returns (along with correlation) to create an efficient frontier. But when looking at a retirement spending plan (a decumulation portfolio), the risks and rewards differ from an accumulation-focused portfolio. The four risks in a retirement spending plan are the following:

    1. Longevity risk: the risk of outliving your assets 

    2. Inflation risk: the risk that withdrawals from the spending plan need to be higher than originally planned 

    3. Market risk: the risk that equity and bond returns are lower than originally planned 

    4. Portfolio shock risk: the risk of a sudden, large decrease in portfolio value early in retirement. 

    1. Better understand the uncontrollable risks a client will face when formulating a retirement spending plan.
    2. Strategies for building a more durable spending plan for clients.
    3. The impact a RILA with Lifetime Income can have within a client's portfolio and financial plan.

    Greg Goin

    RVP, RIA and Institutional Markets

    Allianz Life

    Greg Goin is an External Risk Management Consultant within Allianz Life Financial Services, LLC. Greg, with more than 10 years of financial services industry experience, works directly with registered investment advisors (RIAs) to incorporate retirement income planning and insurance solutions within their financial planning process.Prior to his current role Greg served as a senior RIA account manager with Allianz Life Financial Services, LLC. Before that he was a successful regional vice president, retirement consultant (RVP-RC) guiding financial professionals over an eight-state territory in creating retirement strategies that help clients meet their long-term financial objectives, in a variety of market conditions. Before joining Allianz, Greg was the manager of private client relations with McFee Financial Group, where he worked with high-net-worth clients to implement comprehensive financial strategies.Greg has a BS in finance and marketing from Iowa State University. Greg holds his Certified Financial Planner (CFP), his Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA), his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), and his Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) designations. He also holds his FINRA Series 7, 26, and 63 securities registrations and current state insurance licenses.Greg enjoys golf and as an avid runner, has completed six marathons. Greg lives in Carver, MN
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