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In the secretive world of ERISA (Employees Retirement Income Security Act of 1974), the Federal government allows employers to "Massage" profit sharing/401(k) plans to focus the company tax-deductible contributions for the benefit of a few or many. Depending on demographics, available cash flow, and desire to reward certain employees/owners; these Qualified Retirement Plans can be used as a "Tax Shelter" or additional employee benefit. MORE >The design of the plan is paramount and the vast majority of plan sponsors are "Clueless" in their ability to target certain individuals for different annual company contributions. In this presentation, we talk about how you do it, what it will cost, and how you communicate to your employees.
This is an all-inclusive presentation (Think of those all-inclusive resorts!) that was given to the practice managers at the American Association of Orthopedic Executives in April of 2015. The goal was to reaffirm conventional knowledge, educate on present day plan design and fee disclosure issues, and warn of the terror that an IRS/DOL audit will bring upon your house. This presentation is about one hour and is extremely fast paced, informative, and entertaining. MORE >
In this presentation you will learn:
* When you should apply for Social Security.
* How to optimize benefits.
* When it makes sense to delay benefits.
* Strategies for coordinating spousal benefits.
* How to increase survivor benefits.
If you're nearing retirement or already retired you need to understand how taxes (including the new 2018 changes) impact your retirement income, as it may be possible for you to pay less in taxes on your hard-earned dollars. Since each person's tax situation is unique, and the tax rules can change year to year, it can be challenging to get accurate and timely information. That is why we've developed a special seminar to help people navigate the retirement tax maze. MORE >Our seminar will equip you with the most up-to-date and comprehensive information regarding retirement taxation, including ways to efficiently harvest your income sources- whether they are Social Security, 401(k)/IRA, other sources, or a combination of them all.
This program will focus on the psychological and financial strategies and opportunities that help people transition to retirement.
Your Prosperity Picture – A Five Step Program to: Manage your Money, Design Your Life, Create Your Future
Women are often conflicted about money. On one hand, they're more financially powerful than they ever have been, according to the Federal Reserve, controlling 51% of all wealth in the United States.1 On the other hand, 60% of them describe their investing and planning skills as "below average."2 MORE >"Your Prosperity Picture" seeks to help financial advisors build assets by bridging that divide with an entertaining, interactive, and inspirational approach rarely seen in the industry. Attendees are introduced to the key steps to creating prosperity, participate in five interactive discussions, and work with a unique hands-on visualization tool to help them connect their money with their lives. They leave armed with tools to potentially see personal financial management as a powerful means to a desirable end, see themselves as worthy, capable managers, and see their financial advisor as a valuable partner in helping them get there.
1. Financial Advisor magazine, "Financial Advisors Need to Focus More on Female Clients," by Mike Byrnes, December 2012. Used with permission.
2. Real Simple magazine "Women and Money," by Geraldine Sealey, September, 2012.
The truth about money in politics from an elected official. What influence does it have and how much does it cost to run? Real numbers
As reverse mortgages grow in popularity, so have the misconceptions or myths about these unique loans. This presentation will review these myths, discuss the facts and go over the benefits a Reverse can have in keeping people financially secure through retirement.
For most families college tuition is the largest expense they will face. Unfortunately, many families go into this stage in life uninformed and unprepared. Learn strategies that enable families of all income levels (not just low or moderate‐income) to make a college education more affordable and less of a financial burden.
This program will help attendees evaluate their readiness for retirement with several self-evaluation exercises. Once the evaluations are complete attendees will be introduced to the Ten Critical Questions. These are the questions that every retiree must answer before embarking on a successful retirement.