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FPA-NENY programs can help enhance your awareness of issues affecting many people.

FPA-NENY programs can help enhance your awareness
of issues affecting many people.

Whether you do comprehensive financial planning or specialize in just one facet of it, there are so many topic areas that a CFP® needs to have knowledge about.

The broader the scope of your knowledge, the more value you bring to the client relationship. Just think of all of the topics covered in the CFP® study program!

Because financial planning is about the client’s entire financial life, it is so important to be aware of how little details fit into the big picture. The key is recognizing the issues and being able to provide solutions, whether you do so yourself or turn them to someone who handles that area.

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Season Pass:

The Season Pass is a MEMBER’s ticket to all 8 regular monthly meetings. Cost is $195, a 30% savings from individual ticket purchase.

Combo:

The Combo is a MEMBER’s ticket to all 8 regular monthly meetings PLUS the Symposium. Cost is $340.

BOTH SEASON PASS AND THE COMBO ARE AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS ONLY.

Our venue: Wolferts Roost Country Club

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September 18, 2019 Wednesday

1 AND 1/2 Hours

Expected CE: CFP® and CPA

Year End Planning in An Uncertain Tax Environment Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Speaker: Thomas M. Brinker, Jr., CPA/PFS, ChFC, CFE, AEP, Professor of Accounting at Arcadia University

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 represents some of the most sweeping changes in our tax law in decades. Our session will review the implications on both individual and business taxation, with a focus on changes that directly impact us, our clients and their businesses. Examples will be provided, including several illustrations of the 20% Qualified Business Income deduction for our pass-thru entities (including service entities).

Learning Objectives:

  • Discussion of Act’s impact on individuals and their businesses
  • Understanding Section 199A
  • What do financial advisers need to know?

Members: $35 | Non-members $55

Time: 7:30 A.M. Reg/Breakfast | 7:45 – 9:30 A.M. Program

Venue: Wolferts Roost Country Club

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October 17, 2019 Thursday

1 Hour

CFP CE pre-approved.

Reaching New Heights

Speaker: Alan Mallory, M.A., B. Sc., P. Eng., P.E. international speaker, author and performance coach who is passionate about leadership

Alan’s dynamic presentation is built around the two years of planning and two months of climbing that went into making the goal of reaching the summit of Mount Everest a reality for Alan and three members of his immediate family. It is an exciting visual and emotional journey that leaves attendees inspired to take on the next “Everest” in their own personal and professional lives. Alan puts specific emphasis on developing a level of trust in professional relationships, gaining alignment and commitment, working through change, managing risks, and adopting an iterative approach which incorporates lessons learned. Alan’s message is about the passion, commitment and resilience that are needed to reach new heights in all that we do as well as the strategies and tools that allow great leaders and committed teams to achieve breakthrough performance.

Learning Objectives:  

  • Being more agile in responding to challenges.
  • Managing risks through mitigation and response strategies.
  • Developing trust in professional relationships.

Members: $35 | Non-members $55

Time: 7:30 A.M. Reg/Breakfast | 7:45 – 9:30 A.M. Program

Venue:   Wolferts Roost Country Club

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November 21, 2019 Thursday

1 Hour

Expected CE: CFP® and CPA

Money and the Brain: Tips for Having Your Clients Stay the Course by Appreciating the Benefits of Bear and Bull Markets 

Speaker: Joel Weintraub Physiologist, Humorist and Neuroscience Researcher 

Did you ever notice your clients eyes glaze over when you discuss asset allocation? To a fearful investor this concept has all the meaning of a cliche’. In order for clients to feel confident being in the market, they have to understand the history of market fluctuations with examples of how to minimize risk. This program will give you the tools necessary to calm your investors fears during bear markets and turbulent headlines while we explore the various parts of the brain and discover why your clients react the way they do during market highs and lows.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover which area of the brain is responsible for fear
  • Discover which area of the brain is responsible for greed
  • Discover how to calm your investors fears and overcome greed

Members: $35 | Non-members $55

Time: 7:30 A.M. Reg/Breakfast | 7:45 – 9:00 A.M.Program

Venue:   Wolferts Roost Country Club

See Joel in Action at http://www.healthhumor.com/

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December 19, 2019 Thursday

1 Hour

Expected CE: CFP® and CPA

The Power of One: Understanding & Serving Divorcees & Widows

Speaker: Sheridan Culhane, Business Development Associate at MFS Investment Management

This session provides an overview of the personal, financial and emotional challenges faced by female divorcees and widows. We will provide you with the tools you need to help them navigate critical financial and family issues. It will also show you how to build trust and provide meaningful solutions, creating powerful relationships and lifelong clients. You will also learn innovative event ideas that will help you identify and engage with new prospects. Ultimately, the session is designed to help you empower female clients to use their newfound “power of one” to take control of their financial and personal future.

Members: $35 | Non-members $55

Time: 7:30 A.M. Reg/Breakfast | 7:45 – 9:00 A.M.Program

Venue:   Wolferts Roost Country Club

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January 16, 2020 Thursday

1 Hour

Expected CE: CFP® and CPA

Economic Update 2020

Speaker:  Hugh Johnson, Chairman & Chief Investment Officer,  Hugh Johnson Advisors

Here’s the triumphant return of Albany’s own economic guru!  What will Hugh say? What will Hugh prognosticate*? Come on by and find out!!

*Why, yes!  You will receive extra points when you use prognosticate in a sentence to me!

Time: 7:30 A.M. Reg/Breakfast | 7:45 – 9:00 A.M.Program

Venue:   Wolferts Roost Country Club

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♥♥♥♥February 13, 2020 Thursday ♥♥♥♥

1 Hour

Expected CE: CFP® and CPA

Estate Planning Wars: The Rise of Trusts

Speaker: Martin S. Finn, JD, LL.M., CPA/PFS, Founding Partner, Lavelle & Finn, LLP

We will review recent federal and state estate, gift and fiduciary income tax developments important to your practice and your clients including a brief recap of the relevant changes under the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017. We will discuss tax and non-tax options and strategies that your clients must consider implementing right now in this new and changing tax and financial world. Specifically, we will discuss why trusts are important in all of your clients’ financial and tax planning notwithstanding their wealth situation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Awareness of relevant tax changes important to your financial planning practice and clients.
  2. Understanding of tax and non-tax planning strategies clients need to consider.
  3. Explanation of why, where and when trusts matter in estate, tax and financial planning.

Members: $35 | Non-members $55

Time: 7:30 A,M. Reg/Breakfast | 7:45 – 9:00 A.M.Program

Venue:   Wolferts Roost Country Club

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March 19, 2020 Thursday

1 Hour

Expected CE: CFP® and CPA

Social Security: What Financial Planners Need To Know

Speaker: Elizabeth Pivonka, Upstate New York Public Affairs Specials, Social Security Administration

Elizabeth discusses what financial planners need to know about Social Security as you help your clients plan for their retirement.  You will hear about the importance of registering for and reviewing the online my Social Security account.  She will explain how Social Security computes benefits, how to help your clients find out how much they are going to receive and when to enroll in Medicare.  You will hear about various retirement options, including factors your clients should consider while deciding the best time to start Social Security, what happens if they decide to go back to work or if their spouse should pass away.

Members: $35 | Non-members $55

Time: 7:30 A.M.Reg/Breakfast | 7:45 – 9:00 A.M.Program

Venue:   Wolferts Roost Country Club

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April 23, 2020 Thursday

1 hour AND 15 minutes

CFP CE pre-approved.

The Inspirational One Page Business Plan

Speaker:   Simon Reilly, Founder, The Leading Advisor, Inc.

Improving the operations of the financial services professionals business

Achieving success in any economy requires developing a written plan expanding on the following six steps to maintain focus, to define where the business is going and how the business is going to get there:

Vision:                    What are you building?

Mission:                 Why does this business exist? 

Objectives:             What results will you measure?

Strategy:                 How will you build this company?

Action Plans:         What is the work to be done?

Purpose:                 How are you going to be?

Members: $35 | Non-members $55

Time: 7:30 A.M.Reg/Breakfast | 7:45 – 9:15 A.M.Program

Venue:   Wolferts Roost Country Club

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NOPE:  2020 Symposium is not yet updated.  Go no further.

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

HANDOUTS:  Click on the handouts you want to access.  NOTES: GS2’s handout will be posted after the Symposium; the article posted will be of interest to you.  GS4 and AM Breakout 2 do not have handout material.

GS1: Generational Intelligence to Build a Sustainable and Growing Practice

GS2: If US Stocks Stumble Will International Stocks Fall

GS3: GS3 – Altman – Estate Planning for Short Life Expectancies 2019 for NY version 2

GS4: No handout: Advice in a New Era 

GS5: Road Map To Retirement – Top IRA Planning Mistakes

AM B/O1: Social Security How to Grow From Here

AM B/O2: No handout: Planning For College: Understanding Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Affordability: Strategies to Help Your Clients

PM B/O1: The Outlook for Fixed Income

PM B/O2: Peeling the LTC Insurance Onion

Hilton Garden Inn – Troy

Registration/Breakfast: 7:30A.M., Programs: 8:00A.M. to 4:30P.M.

HAPPY HOUR follows upstairs!

FPA Partner & Sponsor Info

Nineteenth Annual SYMPOSIUM

SEVEN CEs.

Excellent speakers.

Folks you haven’t seen in a million years.

Fun, food, raffles, & laughs.

HAPPY HOUR.

All. In. ONE. Day.

All at one price.

awesome.
You know this is awesome high-level learning, which likely is on your tattered and torn 2019 resolution list AND
You actually get to hang out with awesome folks you haven’t seen in forever. Bonus–there’s no assigned seating. Unless rowdiness ensues, if so-all bets are off. AND
You can:

• wear awesome casual attire,

• get awesomely well-fed for breakfast and lunch,

• meet up with our awesome Chapter Partners & Sponsors to see what new stuff is out there,

• enter into the awesome raffle for super cool prizes, AND

• attend our awesome Happy Hour

FPA NENY 2019 Symposium Flyer

PROGRAM SCHEDULE & Speaker Bios can be found in the flyer.

2019 GENERAL SESSIONS Generational Intelligence to Build a Sustainable and Growing Practice Sean M. Farley, Senior VP & Divisional Sales Manager, John Hancock Investments (APPROVED CFP/CPA:1 CE) Now What Should We Do?  Where We Are in the Economic Cycle and What Does It Mean for US and International Equities Talley Léger, Equity Strategist at OppenheimerFunds (APPROVED CFP/CPA:1 CE) Estate Planning for Short Life Expectancies Gary Altman, Esq., Founder and Principal Attorney, Altman & Associates (APPROVED CFP/CPA:1 CE) Advice in a New Era  Paul Cieslik is a National Speaker for Capital Group, home of American Funds (APPROVED CFP/CPA:1 CE) Road Map To Retirement – Top IRA Planning Mistakes Doug Orton, CRPC, VP & Business Development Consultant at MFS Fund Distributors, Inc. (APPROVED CFP/CPA:1 CE) MORNING BREAK-OUT SESSIONS 1. Social Security How to Grow From Here:  Matt Sperazzo, John Hancock (APPROVED CFP/CPA:1 CE) 2. Planning For College: Understanding Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Affordability: Strategies to Help Your Clients: Dr. Dean Skarlis, President, The College Advsor of New York (APPROVED CFP/CPA:1 CE) AFTERNOON BREAK-OUT SESSIONS 1. The Outlook for Fixed Income: David Keib, CRPC, CIMA, AIF, Capital Group (APPROVED CFP/CPA:1 CE) 2. Peeling the LTC Insurance Onion: Robert M. Vandy, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, CLTC is President of Advisors Insurance Brokers (APPROVED CFP/CPA:1 CE) Early Bird price through April 30. (M $175, NM $200) 12.5% discount Regular price May 1 – 17. (M $200, NM $225) Full price and well worth it!

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