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CPE Self-Study
The Retirement Planning Process
NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Specialized Knowledge
LEVEL
Intermediate
CPE CREDITS
Online: 2.5
In this two-part, 2-hour narrated PowerPoint video, Tom Tillery will teach you how to counsel your clients to set practical and realistic goals for retirement and financial independence.

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Product details

Who Will Benefit?

  • CPAs and financial planners with basic knowledge of, and interest in, personal financial planning

Key Topics

  • Setting realistic expectations and goals
  • The process of identifying personal financial goals and resources
  • Design financial strategies
  • Making personalized recommendations
  • The regulatory and legislative environment surrounding retirement plans
  • How ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) govern qualified retirement plans and protect plan participants

Learning Outcomes:

  • Differentiate among the various types of personal financial planning engagements for financial independence
  • Identify the elements that comprise the financial independence process
  • Calculate the annual spending goal for financial independence
  • The requirements for who may participate in a qualified plan
  • Which coverage test is made based on benefits provided under a qualified plan
  • The requirements associated with top-heavy plans
  • The benefits of an ERISA Section 404(c) election

This CPE course can be purchased individually or as part of the Retirement Planning Certificate Program.

Are you ready to help your clients set realistic expectations and goals? In this narrated PowerPoint video, Tom Tillery will teach you how to counsel your clients to set practical and realistic goals for retirement and financial independence.

In Part 1, you will learn the process of how to identify personal financial goals and resources, design financial strategies and make personalized recommendations to assist your client in achieving these goals.

Part 2 covers the regulatory and legislative environment surrounding retirement plans. You will learn the key rules and laws regulating retirement plans, including how ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) govern qualified retirement plans and protect plan participants.

Note: This course has been updated for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Tax Reform”).

Moderator, Tom Tillery
Thomas Neal Tillery, CFP®, AEP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CRPC®, LUTCF is Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Paraklete® Financial, Inc. Paraklete® provides integrated fee-for-service financial planning without asset management or product sales.

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Author(s)

Susan M. Tillery, CPA/PFS, CFP®

Susan M. Tillery, CPA/PFS, is President & CEO of Paraklete® Financial Inc. Paraklete® provides integrated fee-for-service financial planning without asset management or product sales. The firm acts as An Advocate in Financial Services® for its clients with a disciplined focus on independence and objectivity. Susan also is a co-founder and president of Financial Planning Advocate LLC, a provider of continuing education for CPAs, financial advisers, universities and colleges.

Ms. Tillery’s experience at Harris myCFO, a multi-family office where she was responsible for the development and delivery of comprehensive family office solutions to affluent families, together with her work at Arthur Andersen, Ronald Blue & Co and other financial firms, provides the framework for Paraklete.

Susan earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Georgia. Susan is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA). In addition, she is chair of the AICPA Personal Financial Planning Credential Committee. Susan also serves on the Board for The National Center for Stewardship and Generosity.

Susan has over 30 years of experience in tax, philanthropy and financial planning, as well as in the administrative and compliance areas encountered by affluent individuals and families. Ms. Tillery speaks on the topics of: Financial Planning, CPAs and Financial Planning, Financial Issues Facing Women, Responsibilities of Wealth, Charitable Giving and Stewardship.

Tom Tillery, MA Ed, MSFS, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, LUTCF, CRPC®

Vice President, Financial Planning Advocate, LLC
Vice President & CCO, Paraklete® Financial, Inc.

Thomas Neal Tillery, CFP®, AEP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CRPC®, LUTCF is Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Paraklete® Financial, Inc. Paraklete® provides integrated fee-for-service financial planning without asset management or product sales. The firm acts as An Advocate in Financial Services® for its clients with a disciplined focus on independence and objectivity. Tom is also a co-founder and Vice President of Financial Planning Advocate, LLC, a provider of continuing education for CPAs, financial advisers, universities and colleges.

Tom earned a M.S. in Financial Services from The American College and an M.A. in Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an active member of AICPA (Non-CPA Associate), the Atlanta Estate Planning Council and the Society of Financial Service Professionals. He also serves on the Board for The National Center for Stewardship and Generosity.

With more than 30 years of experience in personal financial planning, Tom is a frequent speaker and writer on all topics relating to personal financial planning. He has written personal financial planning curriculum for several universities and on-line providers. Tom has been a provider of Continuing Education for attorneys, CPAs, and investment and insurance professionals for over 30 years. Tom and his family reside in Kennesaw, Georgia.

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American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialized credentials for qualified professionals who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. With The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets the global benchmark for quality and recognition in management accounting.

The AICPA and CIMA also make up the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents public and management accounting globally, advocating on behalf the public interest and advancing the quality, competency and employability of CPAs, CGMAs and other accounting and finance professionals worldwide.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.

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CREDIT INFO
CPE credits
Online
: 2.5
NASBA Field of Study
Specialized Knowledge
Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
None
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
Course acronym
PFP-RET1
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