Meetings & Events

From September through May, our Chapter offers educational programs to build a planner's understanding of current and relevant issues. First time attendee? Email us to attend any monthly meeting at no charge.

2023-2024 FPA-NENY Calendar of Events

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Whether you do comprehensive financial planning or specialize in just one facet of it, there are so many topic areas that require a depth of knowledge.

The broader the scope of your knowledge, the more value you bring to the client relationship.

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.

You have found your place for solutions at the FPA-NENY!

Each month, we bring in an expert speaker to present on a current topic. Our programs are both engaging and informative.

Our venue is Wolferts Roost Country Club, and though we livestream our meetings, we strongly encourage in-person attendance - that's where you can network with like minds while enjoying a damn fine breakfast.

Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30am, with programming beginning at 7:50am. The majority of our meetings get you out and on to your day by 9:00am - that's a great way to start your day!

For members, we offer a discount package for Season Passes which is a ticket to each monthly meeting at a $50 savings if the tickets were purchased separately. Go even bigger and get the Combo which adds a symposium ticket to the Season Pass deal. Try us once and you'll be hooked.

Click on any month's tab to read about the program! Questions? Email us!

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Season Pass and Combo are available to FPA members ONLY.

Season Pass - one ticket to each of our 7 monthly meetings:

Combo - a Season Pass + one ticket to our May 9, 2024 all-day Symposium:

 

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September 21, 2023 Thursday

1 hour: in person, with virtual option.

Expected CE: 1 hour CFP, CPA, and self-reporting designations

HOW TO NAVIGATE THE COMPLEXITIES OF MEDICARE

Speaker: Alicia Kelley, VP, Government Programs, for Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP)

Medicare is a complex program often first made available to individuals who have never had to shop for insurance or review so many options for coverage. Take a deep dive and see how it can impact the financial standing of your clients as they plan for retirement. Discover the different parts of Medicare, timelines for enrollment, and how to avoid unnecessary costs. Learn how to help educate your clients of what type of plan may be best for them and how to further position yourself as a trusted resource for all their financial needs.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how Medicare works.
  2. Find out what Medicare may cost your clients and how they can avoid penalties.
  3. Learn about resources available to you and your clients to find the right fit.

Members: $30 | Non-members $45

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

Venue: Wolferts Roost Country Club

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October 19, 2023 Thursday

2 hours: in person, with virtual option.

CE: 2 hours CFP, CPA, and self-reporting designations 

Marty Finn

SUCCESSION – BONUS EPISODE: ESTATE AND INCOME TAX PLANNING UPDATE FOR YOUR FAMILY BUSINESS (AND INDIVIDUAL) CLIENTS

Plan better with your clients than the Roy family in Succession! We will review the hottest estate and income tax planning opportunities for your family-owned business (and other) clients. Given the time of year, we will particularly focus on last-minute, year-end planning opportunities you need to review with all of your clients. Legislative updates and important tax casings and rulings will be considered.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Update on important federal and state estate tax developments.
  2. Review of any income tax developments and planning opportunities for family businesses.
  3. Discuss year-end tax planning opportunities to incorporate immediately with clients.

Members: $30 | Non-members $45

Time: 7:30 A.M. Reg/Breakfast | 7:45 – 9:40 A.M. Program

Venue: Wolferts Roost Country Club

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November 16, 2023, THURSDAY

1 Hour: in person, with virtual option.

Expected CE: 1 hour CFP, CPA, and self-reporting designations

Doug Orton

Reviewing SECURE Act 1.0 and SECURE Act 2.0

Speaker: Doug Orton, VP and Business Development consultant, MFS

Tax rules are constantly changing and taxes can be a significant expense for retirees. In this session, we will review recent changes to retirement rules and the planning implications of SECURE 1 and SECURE 2. We will also review common mistakes clients make if they don’t understand the rules.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understanding why SECURE Act 1.0 needed SECURE Act 2.0.
  2. Learn where common mistakes are made in each Act.
  3. How to leverage the regulations to benefit your clients.

Members: $30 | Non-members $45

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

Venue: Wolferts Roost Country Club

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December 14, 2023, Thursday

1 Hour: in person, with virtual option.

Expected CE: 1 hour CFP, CPA, and self-reporting designations

Navigating After-Tax Conversations®

Speaker: Holly Swan, JD of Eaton Vance Advisor Institute

The After-Tax Advisor® shows how to help clients minimize their tax exposures and keep their wealth plans on track. This presentation lays the framework used to discuss and implement the practices, shows how to build a better tax experience for your clients with three tax tenets using typical real-life scenarios.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Taxes can be a client’s easiest investment “fee” to reduces.
  2. Asset location can be as important as asset allocation.
  3. Uncle Sam can be a coach, not just a referee.
  4. Using these tenets as a catalyst for client conversation and understanding.

Members: $30 | Non-members $45

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

Venue: Wolferts Roost Country Club

 

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January 18, 2024, Thursday

1 Hour: in person, with virtual option.

Expected CE: 1 hour CFP, CPA, and self-reporting designations

Increase Client Success, Retention, & AUM with Proven Cash Flow Process

Speaker: Rob Bertman, CFA, CFP®, Founder, Family Budget Expert

We all have clients whose spending is hindering the success of the financial plan. But how do we have those challenging conversations without being the villain and driving a wedge in the relationship?

Rob will shoe you his collaborative process to turn the budgeting/cash flow conversation into a golden opportunity to truly know your client, help them identify where to reduce expenses without sacrificing, and motivate them to make the sustainable changes necessary.

In the end, clients will increase their probability of reaching their financial goals. Advisors will know their client better, increase retention, and assets under management. A true win-win.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Keys to having a successful budget conversation that will motivate behavior change WITHOUT being the villain.
  2. How to use the spending conversation to better understand the client’s personal and financial circumstances (both qualitative and quantitative)
  3. Why spending more time on client cash flow will dramatically improve key metrics for the client’s financial plan and the financial planner’s business.

Members: $30 | Non-members $45

Time: 7:45 – 9:00 A.M. Program

Venue: Wolferts Roost Country Club

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February 15, 2024, Thursday

1 Hour: in person, with virtual option.

Expected CE: 1 hour CFP, CPA, and self-reporting designations

Applied Behavioral Finance

Speaker: Jay Mooreland, MS, CFP®, founder, Behavioral Finance Network

The financial plan is the foundation to investing and making wise decisions. Keeping clients adhered to the plan, in the face of uncertainty and biases, is very difficult. There is always something doing better out there. Specific coaching principles are presented and we discuss effective ways to teach these behavioral principles in a systematic fashion.

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Understand the mind of the client as it pertains to finances.
  2. Learn coaching principles for your clients.
  3. Learn how to teach these principles in a systemic manner.

Members: $30 | Non-members $45

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

Venue:  Wolferts Roost Country Club

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March 20, 2024, Wednesday (WED)

1 Hour: in person, with virtual option.

Expected CE: 1 hour CFP, CPA, and self-reporting designations

How Real Retirement Spending Patterns Change Traditional Retirement Withdrawals Strategies

Speaker: Derek Tharpe, Ph.D., CFP®, CFU, Lead Researcher, Kitces.com

This presentation examines how real retirement spending patterns change traditional retirement withdrawal strategies. Specifically, Commonly used retirement spending assumptions are compared to actual retirement spending patterns of retirees. This comparison reveals that  typical assumptions of constant real spending often overstates retirement spending. As a result, common assumptions may overstate retirement savings need. Accounting for more realistic retirement spending results in a higher safe withdrawal rates than prior research has typically indicated. Typical assumptions also fail to account for the potential to make adjustments in retirement that can keep a retirement spending plan on track.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the traditional financial planning retirement spending assumptions.
  2. Identify the traditional assumptions underlying safe withdrawal rate (SWR) research.
  3. Identify how historical retirement spending data deviates from traditional assumptions.
  4. Identify the implications that result from adopting more realistic assumptions.
  5. Identify how adjustments in retirement spending can keep a retirement spending plan on track.

Members: $30 | Non-members $45

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

Venue:   Wolferts Roost Country Club

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May 9, 2024

Hilton Garden Inn, Troy

Our event will be IN PERSON!

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2024 FPA NENY 23rd Annual Symposium – In Person

Information will be posted in March 2024