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CPE Self-Study
PFP Boot Camp: Personal Financial Planning Process, Concepts and Environment
NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Specialized Knowledge
LEVEL
Intermediate
CPE CREDITS
Online: 2.5
An introductory session to the personal financial planning process. It reviews methods of gathering client data, the regulatory landscape for personal financial planners, the economic environment and consumer protection issues.

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Product details

Who Will Benefit?

  • CPAs and PFS Credential candidates

Key Topics

  • PFP Process, Concepts and Environment

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare you to do the following:

  • Understand the comprehensive financial planning process and its value in helping clients meet their financial goals
  • Facilitate prioritization of client's financial goals and objectives based on the collective qualitative data collected
  • Understand government and state regulation
  • Identify when registration, licensing, reporting and compliance is required
  • Develop the appropriate list of assumptions to use based on the client's financial situation and goals
  • Understand basic economic concepts, including supply and demand, price and income elasticity, marginal utility, etc.
  • Understand and articulate remedies to identity theft

This CPE course is a part of the Personal Financial Planning Boot Camp series.

This is an introductory session to the personal financial planning process. Written by an expert author, it reviews methods of gathering client data, the regulatory landscape for personal financial planners, the economic environment and consumer protection issues.

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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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CREDIT INFO
CPE credits
Online
: 2.5
NASBA Field of Study
Specialized Knowledge
Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of the areas of personal financial planning (PFP)
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
Course acronym
PFSE7
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