August 18 Quarterly Education Meeting

Join Us on August 18 for FPA of Orange County’s Quarterly Education Meeting!

Join us for our next Quarterly Education meeting virtually on Wednesday, August 18. Presentations are scheduled throughout the day at approximately 8:15 AM, 9:25 AM, 11:05 AM, 12:55 PM, and 2:00 PM. We will meet virtually for our networking happy hour at 3pm!

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Cost: FPA Members $30 | Non-Members  $50 | Current Students No Charge
Current Students - Contact to request a complimentary admission. We anticipate offering 5.0 hours CE for CFP® Professionals and 5.0 hours CPA CPE.

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Speakers & Topics:

Advanced Planning Ideas for Stock Compensation for Years RSUs Vest, Dan Zajac
RSU's are generally considered to be the easiest form of stock compensation to understand and evaluate. However, the nuance of RSU's can make them particuarly complicated. They are even more complicated when integrated with decisions on other forms of stock compensation and other financial planning goals. In this presentation, we will explore various advanced planning ideas for years that RSUs vest and how they can benefit your client.

How Real Retirement Spending Patterns Change Traditional Retirement Withdrawl Strategies, Dr. Derek Tharp

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, commonly assumptions may overstate retirement savings need. Accounting for more realistic retirement spending results in 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.

Meeting Client Demand for Sustainable Investing, Bill Burckart

The presentation will addresses pervasive industry myths about sustainable investing, disentangles the complicated web of vocabulary used to describe the approach, and provides practical recommendations on how advisors can help clients reach their sustainable investing goals. Outlining a practical four-step process for how advisors can explore sustainable investing with their clients, the presentation will help advisors to: Prepare for conversations with clients about sustainable investment by learning about the sustainable investment products that are available to them; discover client sustainability goals through structured conversations; recommend strategies that reflect risk tolerance, financial goals, and sustainability goals; and manage sustainable investment progress over time through appropriate monitoring and reporting.


Policy-Based Financial Planning as Decision Architecture, David Yeske

Policy-Based Financial Planning offers a framework and approach that allows practitioners to craft decision rules that can keep clients committed to a consistent course of action in an often chaotic and unpredictable world.


The little things you don't know can cost you big with the CFP board, Kim Chavers

Compliance Blind Spots can often lead to the biggest Blind Side of one's financial industry career! While routine and surprise regulatory exams/audits may start at the firm level, your firm's compliance mistakes can put individual financial advisors and CFP professionals in hot water too! Even more, CFP Board holds CFP professionals responsible to comply with the laws, rules, and regulations governing Professional Services - not the firm. Securities and Financial Industry Employment Law Attorney Kimberly L. Chavers, will discuss Tales from the Trenches of defending first time offenders who all said: " I was just trying to help my client" or thought "this would never happen to me" and explore hot buttons for regulators when it comes to individual financial professionals under various FINRA, SEC and state securities laws, rules & regulations and discuss some of the most common SMALL mistakes that can have BIG consequences.