Seminar

VIRTUAL - Securing a Comfortable Retirement in the Age of Spending

  • Friday, June 12, 2020

    9:00am – 4:30pm
    (Registration: 8:40am)
  • 8
    CREDITS
    Specialized Knowledge, Taxes

Virtual classes allow us to bring the instructor LIVE to your electronic device.  During the course, you will be able to see the same instructor and the presentation in real time and ask questions during the seminar. 
Virtual Class Agenda
8:40am - Online Registration Opens
9:00am - Class Begins
12:30pm - Lunch
1:00pm - Class Resumes
4:30pm - Class Ends
Please note: All breaks will be announced by the instructor at the start of class

This course gives CPAs the knowledge to help their clients plan for retirement by evaluating how much retirement income they will require and planning for how to reach their retirement goals.

Objectives

  • Help clients determine how much retirement income is necessary for the desired retirement lifestyle
  • Identify resources available for retirement
  • Explain how budgeting can identify retirement resources
  • Understand how to build the three-legged retirement stool: employer retirement, savings, and Social Security
  • Develop Plan B when the ideal retirement goal is not achievable
  • Explain ways that clients can convert the equity in a home to retirement income
  • Explain how the value of a small business can be converted to retirement income
  • Explain survival possibilities and how first-to-die and last-to-die survival probabilities are used in retirement planning for married couples
  • Understand timing regarding the use of taxable retirement funds and nontaxable funds, and strategies to minimize income tax on Social Security
  • Recognize the role of various investment types, such as life insurance, annuities, mutual funds, equity holdings, and bonds in retirement planning
  • Summarize key points of recent research on the sustainability of retirement income and maintenance of desired retirement lifestyles

Highlights

  • Retirement planning using variables such as desired lifestyle, travel plans, housing plans, medical needs and family needs to customize a retirement plan unique to the client
  • Using the residence and other real estate as retirement assets through equity and rent
  • Using the small business as a retirement resource through creative retirement plans
  • Asset allocation, portfolio management, portfolio rebalancing, and investment selection concepts, before and after retirement
  • Developing a three-legged retirement stool of employer retirement, savings, and Social Security
  • Distribution/asset liquidation planning
  • Analysis of the most current/important research on retirement planning and sustaining retirement income levels

Additional Information

Designed For

CPAs looking to advise clients on retirement planning, and CPAs looking for effective strategies for their own retirement

Vendor

Surgent

Advanced Preparation

None

Credits

4.00 Specialized Knowledge

4.00 Taxes

Prerequisite

Basic knowledge of retirement planning

Instructor

Susan Smith

Course Number

20SCRT/M

Level of Knowledge

Intermediate

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