Retirement Income Management
We have provided training for over 15,000 financial professionals since 2005.
As a financial advisor, a service provider, a public or private employer, you are regarded as the expert who can guide current and future retirees through the maze of sometimes contradictory information, while tailoring solutions to the unique circumstances of each individual.
Specialization in intelligent retirement income management will allow you to develop expertise that few retirement professionals have. The courses listed below are available for $39 each, or as part of our Full Access Membership program. Click here for a more extensive listing of Retirement Income Management courses with the courses below and other materials not included as part of the membership program.
All of our courses were created by retirement industry leaders to help keep advisors, retirement administrators, call center professionals, and trustees up-to-date on trending retirement subjects.
Courses are initially delivered as monthly live webinars, when you have the opportunity to ask the expert questions on the material, and receive credit with no additional exam required for live webinar attendees, the best way to earn CE all year long.
Shortly after the live broadcast, all webinars then become available as elearning, audio (MP3 download) and handout courses, to make it easy for you to learn and acquire CE credit in a format and time-frame that fits your busy life.
Courses are each worth 1-2 CFP®, CRC®, ASPPA, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CASL and other CE credit. A printable certificate is available certifying that you successfully earned CE credit after you take elearning and/or audio courses and pass the online quiz.
Become a Member to have full access to 50+ CE credit courses,
including many of those below, in these retirement-specific
topics, presented by leading industry experts:
$99 - 90 Days Full Access or $199 - 365 Days Annual Premier.
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The courses below are $39 each, or become a member to have FULL ACCESS to all these live webinars and rebroadcasts held while your membership is active. This includes the following upcoming live webinars, and the rebroadcasts highlighted within the topic listings. You receive 1 - 1.5 CFP®, CRC®, ASPPA;, and PACE CE credits per session that you attend - No need to take the online exam when you attend live webinars and rebroadcasts!!
Long Term Care Medicaid & Asset Protection Planning for Seniors
(1.5 hrs CFP®, CRC®, ASPPA, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CASL and other CE)The average cost of nursing home care can quickly reduce your clients’ net worth. As a professional serving seniors, it is vital for you to understand the asset preservation strategies that are available to your clients. You will learn the basics of sheltering assets while achieving eligibility for long term care government benefits, including Medicaid and VA Pension with Aid and Attendance. You will leave this course with the knowledge to spot issues, avoid common planning mistakes, and identify potential solutions to better serve your clients.
New in 2017! Three Steps to Helping Clients Manage Health Care Costs in Retirement
(1.0 hrs CFP®, CRC®, ASPPA, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CASL and other CE)People who are retired or will soon retire say in surveys that their future health care costs are an important financial concern. One reason is that they know from their own experience that health care costs increase at faster rates than other kinds of spending. They also understand that their future health – which may determine how much they will pay for care -- is unpredictable, and that a serious prolonged illness could derail their retirement. The majority of retirees also say that Medicare’s complexity makes it difficult for them to know what to do and how to find out whether they are paying more than they need to for their health care. Financial advisors may be able to address some of these concerns by suggesting relatively easy ways for clients to manage their retirement health care spending.
New in 2017!
(1.0 hr CFP®, CRC®, ASPPA, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CASL and other CE)In the early days, reverse mortgages were generally treated as a last resort option after other resources were depleted, or as a way to obtain quick access to a large lump-sum of assets. This is not the appropriate way to think about reverse mortgages in a retirement income plan, especially in light of recent research.
Optimal Retirement Income Solutions in Defined Contribution Retirement Plans
(1.5 hrs CFP®, CRC®, ASPPA, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CASL and other CE)This ground-breaking, four-phase, Society of Actuaries (SOA)-sponsored project authored by Steve Vernon, FSA, Wade Pfau, Ph.D., CFA and Joe Tomlinson, FSA, CFP® illustrates an analytical framework for evaluating retirement income generators (RIGs) that could be offered in defined contribution retirement plans, and how to use a diversified portfolio approach for developing retirement income strategies.
by Patrick Bogusch and Stephan Granitz from Income Discovery
(1.0 hr CFP®, CRC®, ASPPA, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CASL and other CE)Peter and Lisa Parker have an idea of how their expenses and income might flow during retirement, but they want to consult a retirement counselor before making important decisions. Observe this case study to see how modeling options and potential solution combinations might increase their likelihood of retirement success.
(1.0 hr CFP®, CRC®, ASPPA, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CASL and other CE)For middle market retirees, home equity is the largest asset they have after the present value of their Social Security and pension benefits (working in retirement is 3rd; retirement savings is 4th). Reverse mortgages offer a mechanism for tapping home equity for retirees to address these needs and stay in their home. Because of key changes made to reverse mortgages by the Federal Housing Administration to the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program, the safety and functionality of accessing home equity now goes beyond supplementing retirement income.
(1.5 hrs CFP®, CRC®, ASPPA, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CASL and other CE)Grey divorce is a term referring to the demographic trend of an increasing divorce rate for older ("grey-haired") couples in long-lasting marriages. How assets and income are divided at such a late stage in life can have a tremendous impact on the retirement security of each spouse. In this course you will learn the different roles of a planner in divorce, how an equitable settlement does not necessarily mean an equal split of assets, how divorce may affect Social Security for each spouse How retirement assets and pensions can be divided, and options for the marital home besides selling and dividing the equity or one spouse buying out the other.
(1.0 hr CFP®, CRC®, ASPPA, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CASL and other CE)Often everything seems ‘normal’ until something unthinkable and highly improbable happens. What if you could identify the clients and their portfolios that are exposed to extreme downside risk? We experienced such a phenomena in 2008 when global stock markets declined very significantly and taking down with it the financial portfolios of many clients. Many clients had to recalibrate their retirement expectations and adjust their standard of living. At the same time, there were clients who (while their portfolios did take a hit) did not have to make significant adjustments. What if you could identify the clients and their portfolios that are exposed to extreme downside risk?
(1.0 hr CFP®, CRC®, ASPPA, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CASL and other CE)Financial assets, such as stocks and bonds, are only one component of an investor's total economic worth. Other assets, such as human capital, real estate, and pensions often represent a significant portion of an investor’s total wealth, but are commonly ignored when building portfolios. Gain insight into how important it is that we help our clients prepare financially for retirement by considering their total wealth, and not only their investable assets.
(1.0 hr CFP®, CRC®, ASPPA, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CASL and other CE)There are 78 million reasons driving the need for a tremendous increase in the number of professionals prepared to competently help retiring American workers manage their retirement income. better understanding what it will take for your clients to manage their retirement risks and to create a retirement income plan that lasts a lifetime, you will be better able to adapt the products and services you offer to better meet client needs.
(1.0 hr CFP®, CRC®, ASPPA, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CASL and other CE)Conventional wisdom suggests retirees should sequence withdrawals from retirement accounts in a particular order to minimize taxes. This session challenges that advice by leveraging the economics of the risk-return characteristics of various tax structures and provides insights into pre-retirement asset allocation, asset location and importantly retirement drawdown.
Addressing the Longevity Challenge: Housing Wealth Strategies that Improve Portfolio Survival
(1.0 hr CFP®, CRC®, ASPPA, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CASL and other CE)For all but the wealthiest Americans, home equity is their largest financial asset. As demonstrated in the Journal of Financial Planning, the proactive implementation of a reverse mortgage strategy – early in the distribution phase – will improve portfolio survival and increase the odds of a successful retirement. As retirement counselors, we need to understand options for helping retired clients appropriately use their home equity if their economic situation requires it.
(1.0 hr CFP®, CRC®, ASPPA, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CASL and other CE)There have been sweeping changes in the Extended Care Industry in the last few years. What hasn’t changed is that the baby boom generation is not getting younger or healthier. 10,000+ boomers turn 65 and move into their “Golden Years” every day. In just 11 short years the first boomers will turn 80. This is the average age when an extended care event occurs that can possibly dismantle even the most well-constructed estate plan.
(1.0 hr CFP®, CRC®, ASPPA, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CASL and other CE)Reverse mortgages for the mid-market’s largest asset, home equity, may now have a place in mainstream investment and cash management during retirement. As retirement counselors, we need to understand options for helping retired clients appropriately use their home equity if their economic situation requires it.
(1.0 hr CFP®, CRC®, ASPPA, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CASL and other CE)In July, 2014 the U.S. Treasury announced a change that allows for the deferral of income from a qualified DIA (Deferred Income Annuity) to extend past the mandatory RMD age of 70½. There are a number of planning strategies for deploying annuitized assets within a portfolio to help optimize retirement income, and the QLAC ruling provided some new and additional opportunities to benefit retirees.
(1.0 hr CFP®, CRC®, ASPPA, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CASL and other CE)Distributions from IRAs are usually considered ordinary income and as such, may be subject to income tax. In some cases, amounts may also be subject to the 10 percent early distribution penalty, if the amount is withdrawn before the IRA owner reaches age 59 ½ . However, there are exceptions. Additionally, distributions from
IRAs are usually optional, until the owner reaches a certain age. This course willhelp the student understand the rules that apply to distribution from IRAs, the tax and penalty that may apply to such distributions, and the optional and mandatory rules that apply.
(1.0 hr CFP®, CRC®, ASPPA, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CASL and other CE)Mistakes, including missing critical deadlines, can result in avoidable penalties and missed opportunities for your clients. This session is designed to help retirement professionals get a head start with identifying and understanding the transactions that are required to be completed the end of the year for tax and distribution planning, as well as for compliance purposes.