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Learn More!  2020 Virtual Conference Series Dates & Topics


 Date Topic SpeakerCFP I CPA CE
 June 30

RIA Business Insurance


As an RIA, you are held to a fiduciary standard of care. This presentation works to demystify how business insurance can be used as a tool to transfer your risks by explaining key terms in plain English. Chad will walk you through the process of building a risk profile for your firm, reviewing your E&O insurance, and making sure you have the best business risk management plan. We will also review the current business insurance environment for RIA’s and examine what you can expect to find. Throughout the presentation Chad will pepper in examples of recent claims and techniques you can use to help minimize the potential for a claim, so you can avoid a nightmare situation. 


 Chad Ramberg, President

 Box Financial Insurance LLC

 N/A - Does not 

 qualify for CE 

 July 23


Beyond the Math: The Four Phases of Successful Transaction Beyond  "How Much is My Firm Worth"


Over the past several years, Buckingham Strategic Wealth has accrued and shared a considerable amount of experience helping advisors think about, plan for and achieve successful continuity. Advisors need to be aware of the emotional considerations that sellers should be aware of for themselves, staff and clients. This session will help you attendees gain a better understanding of owner and client readiness in the succession process and how to identify who to work with and what success looks like. Additionally, this session will describe how to go over the process, determine the plan and how both will impact clients.  


 Shannon O'Toole

 Chief Talent Officer

 Buckingham Strategic Wealth

 1.0 CFP / CPA
 August 13


Cybersecurity: How to Protect Yourself and Transfer the Risk


There is news almost every day of a data breach and at times it can be overwhelming.  This session will review information about current breaches and how you can reduce the likelihood of getting breached with some practical advice.  Additionally, an overview of cyber liability insurance, what is covered and what is not.  Lastly, what to do should your company experience an "incident", who to contact and steps to take to determine if it is determined the "incident" is indeed a "breach".



 Chad Ramberg, President

 Box Financial Insurance, LLC

 Steven Ryder, President

 True North Networks

 1.0 CFP / CPA
 August 27


Entities & the Impact on Your Taxes Under the New Laws


Recently, the US government made the largest overhaul to the income tax laws since 1986.  Business owners are still learning what tax deductions and credits have been added and which ones have been taken away.  More importantly, many are considering full entity reorganization and restructuring to avoid increases in their taxes due as well as to capture the tax reduction opportunities created with these new laws.  Never before has proactive planning been more valuable to the business owner.   However, before one can plan, an understanding of what has changed is imperative.  This course is intended to give you an overview of the major changes to the tax laws surrounding business entity selection as well as touching upon the other major changes that impact the business owner.


 Sean Duncan, CPA, President

 SMD Consulting & Accounting LLC

 1.0 CFP / CPA
 September 17


Helping to Secure Your Clients' Retirement:
Transforming Social Security Into Winning Strategies


BlackRock's Social Security presentation will strive to help you understand why we believe Social Security is such an important part of the financial planning process. We are living longer, interest rates are near all-time lows and likely to stay low for many years. Sadly, the majority of our citizens claim benefits before they even reach full retirement age. Our fear is many people retiring today will run out of money in retirement.  We aim to help you have a clear understanding of benefit calculations and things to teach clients about reading their statement. Chad will provide you with our 4 point planning checklist to help you design a personalized strategy to optimize your client's benefits. Finally, we will walk through case studies and highlight how the BlackRock Social Security Web tool can help you. Chad will review the high benefit/no benefit, high/low and high/high cases. Chad will also discuss the fundamentals of spouse, ex-spouse and survivor benefits. We are excited for the opportunity to join the meeting and share the BlackRock Social Security resources with you.


 Chad Dziedzic, Director


 1.0 CFP / CPA
 October 15


Social Security Explained


This presentation will prepare advisors to better educate and serve their clients with respect to Social Security.  Advisors will learn about the following:


• The financial security of the Social Security system

• How Social Security benefits are calculated

• How to determine the optimal time to apply

• How Spousal, Divorced Spouse and Survivor benefits work

• How Social Security benefits are taxed

• The impact on benefits of starting before Full Retirement Age while still working

• How the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Period affect some claimants

• When a person can use a "restricted application" to collect more benefits

• When a person can repay benefits and reapply later to correct a filing error


Advisors will learn from 10 years of practical experience of a Social Security expert and hear real-life examples of improved outcomes, meaningful client engagement and business development opportunities.


 Larry Burgess, CFP®

 Financial Advisor @
 Shea & McMurdie Financial

 1.0 CFP / CPA
 November 19


Current Strategies & Options for Health Insurance:

Medicare, Individual, Small Group, Travel


This course will look at all facets of health insurance.  It will outline some of the changes that happened in January 2020 when the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act 2015 (MACRA) went into effect. Changes to Medicare Supplements, Advantage plans and the newly offered Medical Saving Account (MSA) will be discussed. The course will expose some current holes in Medicare and what solutions are out there to cover them.  It will show how to handle Medicare if your clients are still working at age 65. Different options for individual health plans (under 65) will be illustrated such as the ACA plans, short term plans, level benefit plans and the faith- based plans. Small group options will be looked at including self-funded plans. Lastly, current options in travel insurance and student college plans will be discussed.  This talk will be of an advanced nature assuming the attendees have basic knowledge of these areas. 


 Sharon R. Luker, CFP®

 LTC Planning Consultants

 1.0 CFP / CPA
 December 8


Financial Feminism: Women, Money, Wealth & Legacy


This session will explore women’s relationship with money; the implications of the looming $30 trillion wealth transfer to women over the next three to four decades; women’s unique motivations and approaches to investing, building wealth and sustaining a legacy; and how the explosion in opportunities and options for impact investing with a gender lens addresses these issues.  



 Roslyn Dawson Thompson,

 President/CEO, Texas Women's

 Foundation &

 Sonja Borda, CFP®, CDFA™

 BakerAvenue Wealth Management


 1.0 CFP / CPA



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