Classes

2-part Ed Slott IRA, 401(k), 403(b) 457, & Pension Class

Tues, September 12 and 19 from 1:30-3:00p.m. or 6:30-8:00p.m.

If you own an IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or any retirement plan, it is highly recommended that you take our 2-part IRA Class based on Ed Slott's new book, Retirement Decisions Guide, 125 Ways to Save & Stretch Your Wealth.

  • The new IRA rules spelled out; which IRA is right for you; how to help boost IRA savings; Roth IRA conversion rules; IRA inheritance basics.
  • Savings secrets of wealthy retirees; setting do-able retirement-savings goals.
  • Protect your IRA; using life insurance; the power of IRA annuities; five must-have estate-planning documents.
  • Know the Roth IRA loopholes; when to re-characterize a Roth IRA; setting up a stretch IRA.
  • Questions to ask before retirement; weighing a Roth IRA conversion; how to make IRA savings last a lifetime; beware of the big pension trap; scams most retirees miss.
  • Social Security's possible increase for delaying benefits; Medicare A-B-C's and the ins and outs of the "health care IRA."
  • Required minimum distribution (RMD) timing and calculations.
  • What you need to know about the two latest major tax laws & how they will affect tax & retirement planning moving forward.

Thomas T. Riquier, CFP, CLU, member of Ed Slott's Master Elite IRA Advisor Group and President of The Retirement Financial Center, will lead this 2-part IRA Class at the Barn, 10 Liberty St., Danvers.

Part I: Chapters 1-3 and Part II: Chapters 4-8

This $12.95 booklet will be given to all attendees.

Ed Slott's NEW Public Television program Retirement Road Map, helps viewers navigate the potholes, detours and road blocks to a fun and prosperous retirement.Ed Slott was called "The Best" source for IRA advice by The Wall Street Journal.

Social Security Class

Thurs, September 14 from 1:30-3:00p.m. or 6:30-8:00p.m.

If you will be eligible for Social Security Retirement Benefits in the near future, we recommend that you attend our Class to learn about your Social Security benefits and how they affect your retirement and pre-retirement planning decisions. This is one of the most important irrevocable financial decisions you will make in your life!

  • Social Security eligibility requirements, and at what age should you apply for maximum benefits.
  • When, how, and should you apply for benefits to maximize your income while you are working.
  • Every year you delay collecting, you receive a possible increase due to the delayed retirement credit.
  • Calculation of spousal benefits while your spouse is alive and after your spouse has passed away.
  • Should you continue to work and/or collect your pension while receiving Social Security?
  • How does divorce or widowhood affect Social Security benefits?

Attendees will receive a Social Security Benefit analysis and meeting to discuss your choices.

Fixed Indexed Annuity Class

Thurs, September 21 from 1:30-3:00p.m. or 6:30-8:00p.m.

As life expectancies increase, the need for lifetime income that you can never outlive is important. A fixed indexed annuity guarantees that you will never lose any of your initial investment. Join us at this information-packed Class to learn about fixed indexed annuities as a retirement income planning strategy.

Gifting, Trusts and Other Tools for Estate Planning and Asset Protection

Tues, September 26 from 1:30-3:00p.m. or 6:30-8:00p.m.

Learn ways to protect your home and other assets from nursing home expenses through proper estate and trust design. Our Featured Speaker is Ronald R. Kearns, Elder Law Attorney. He brings a unique focus to Elder Law, advising on care needs and developing the Estate and Medicaid Plan based on those needs. This complimentary class will explore:

  • Estate planning and asset preservation
  • Legal documents: health care proxy, durable power of attorney, will, deed with retained life estate, and various types of trusts
  • Long term care and Medicaid planning
  • Accessing various benefits and programs to pay for care options.
  • Preparing and executing living documents for possible incapacity

IRA Inheritance Trust Class

Thurs, September 28 from 1:30-3:00p.m. or 6:30-8:00p.m.

This special IRA class will feature Thomas T. Riquier, CFP, CLU and Attorney Paul Bernstein, a Board Certified Estate Planning Law Specialist.*

If you own an IRA, 401(k), 403(b), 457 Plan or Lump Sum Pension, this class is for you. As a result of the new IRS "stretch" rules, your IRAs may well become the largest asset you pass on to your beneficiaries! The "stretch" is not automatic and advance planning is required to use it properly for your heirs.

In this information-packed class you will learn how a NEW separate IRA Inheritance Trust will help you.

Control and protection of the money are the main objectives:

  • Assure that your beneficiaries take advantage of the maximum income tax "stretch" and allow your IRA to compound income tax-deferred for generations
  • Pass your IRA to your children and/or your grandchildren - Income tax-free.
  • Protect your loved ones from losing your IRA to a divorce, lawsuit, creditors, government claims
  • Prevent beneficiaries with poor money-management skills from squandering the money
  • Post-Death Trust Implementation: Do Not Move the IRA into a Trust

Thomas T. Riquier, CFP, Ed Slott Master Elite IRA Advisor Group member, will use Ed Slott's book Retirement Decisions Guide, 125 Ways to Save & Stretch Your Wealth, to examine various IRA beneficiary considerations. Ed Slott was called "The Best" source for IRA advice by the Wall Street Journal. Attendees will recieve a complementary book

*as certified by the Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc, the only American Bar Association accredited certification of an attorney as an Estate Planning Law Specialist

Medicare Supplement Plans Class

If you will be eligible for Medicare in the near future, we recommend that you attend our Class to learn about your options. Medicare information will be presented to help you choose the best Supplement Plan vs Medicare Advantage Plans. Also, when you should move to other Medicare Supplement Plans as your medical needs and medications change.

What Should I Do With My Old IRA, 401(k), 403(b), 457, and Pension Accounts that are just sitting static and not being managed?

You have 4 options:

  1. Rollover the accounts into a Master IRA account.
  2. Leave them where they are now.
  3. Roll them into the new company plan.
  4. Take them now as a Lump Sum Distribution.

This Class will help you understand the positive and negative aspects of each of these options. We all understand that doing nothing and not having these accounts invested correctly will not help us retire when we want to retire. Come and learn how to properly plan for your retirement!



Register for a Class

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