The Road to Retirement

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SIMULCAST: The Road to Retirement

As a professional who helps others prepare their finances for life after retirement, you know the planning landscape rests on tectonic plates - it’s moving constantly, often producing knee-buckling quakes in plans that have been underway for 30 years or more.

The more you know about this ever-changing expanse, the better prepared your clients will be. Join us at this year’s Road to Retirement to explore issues like social security, how changes in tax law affect your clients and investing strategies and asset allocations at various stages in life.

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Theodore Sarenski

Blue Ocean Strategic Capital, LLC

Larry Glanz

Glanz Wealth Advisors

Charles Nemes

Nemes Rush Private Wealth Management of Raymond James

Christopher Nemes

Nemes Rush Private Wealth Management of Raymond James

Mason Gorris

InvestWise Financial, LLC

Robert Bryant

Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C.

Kalman Goren

Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone P.L.C.

Vincenza Mueller

Blue Heron Talent, LLC

About This Course

How is today’s financial planning sector adapting to address longevity or factoring in the savings which new and future technologies can provide? Look at the big picture to see how markets are being affected by the growing number of retirements and the opportunity it presents for you.

  • Keep IRAs, Roths and clients SECURE with the changes moving through the legislature.
  • Tax reform had significant affects on retirement planning; prepare your clients.
  • Identify client goals and personalize an investment strategy for any stage of life.

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  • 07:00 AM – Early Bird Michigan Specific Ethics Registration & Refreshments
  • 07:30 AM – Early Bird Michigan Specific Ethics Begins
  • 08:00 AM – Program Registration & Refreshments
  • 08:30 AM – Program Begins with The Long-evity View of Retirement Planning
  • 09:20 AM – Identifying Client Goals in Retirement
  • 10:35 AM – Morning Break
  • 10:45 AM – Personalized Investing & Asset Allocation for Any Life Stage
  • 11:35 AM – The 360 on Social Security
  • 12:25 PM – Group Luncheon
  • 01:15 PM – Estate Planning for Retirement Benefits
  • 02:05 PM – Keeping IRAs and Roths SECURE
  • 03:20 PM – Afternoon Break
  • 03:30 PM – What 9 to 5 Looks Like Beyond 65
  • 04:20 PM – Program Adjourns & Nite Owl Registration
  • 04:30 PM – Nite Owl Begins
  • 05:20 PM – Nite Owl Adjourns


The Long-evity View of Retirement Planning (CFP credit)
A healthy, upper-middle-class couple who are 65 today have a 43 percent chance that one or both partners will live to see 95. How is financial planning adapting to address longevity or factoring in savings for new technologies? Let’s look at the big picture including how markets may be affected by the growing number of retirements in the coming years.
Theodore J. Sarenski, CPA.PFS, CFP™Chief Executive Officer & President, Blue Ocean Strategic Capital, LLC, Syracuse, NY


Identifying Client Goals in Retirement (CFP credit)
Traveling the world, buying a motor home, learning a new language, writing a book, maybe all the above, are included in the goals of your retiring client. Learn how to fact-gather to create a personalized client retirement plan, including how to implement the plan and what The Retirement Report has to offer for your process.
Larry J. Glanz, CPAPrivate Wealth Advisor, Glanz Wealth Advisors, Farmington Hills

Personalized Investing & Asset Allocation for Any Life Stage (CFP credit)
For a retiree to generate $40k a year after stopping work, he or she will need savings of about $1.18 million to support a 30-year retirement. Learn how to design the best investment strategy for clients in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. Also, we cover asset allocation tips for each decade to balance risk versus reward.
Charles L. Nemes, CFPSenior Vice President of Investments, Nemes Rush Private Wealth Management of Raymond James, Novi
Christopher C. Nemes, CPA, CPFA, AAMSFinancial Advisor, Nemes Rush Private Wealth Management of Raymond James, Novi

The 360 on Social Security (CFP credit)
Social Security accounts for 40 percent of pre-retirement income making it an important factor in retirement planning. In fact, 97 percent of the elderly (aged 60 to 89) either receive Social Security or will receive it according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Get the download on recent changes to eligibility ages, how to help your client choose the right Social Security option, and when and how to file for benefits.
Mason GorrisInvestment Advisor Representative, InvestWise Financial, Bloomfield Hills

Estate Planning for Retirement Benefits (CFP & EA credit)
The new tax law and legislation in the pipeline may have major impacts on your clients’ retirement savings. Learn how tax reform affects retirement planning and how to prepare clients to plan for taxes in retirement, which may differ based on whether it’s from Social Security, 401K withdrawals, investment income, annuity distributions, a pension or new income.
Robert A. Bryant, JD, MBAElder Law Attorney, Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, PC, Troy

Keeping IRAs and Roths SECURE (CFP credit)
The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) remains in limbo in the Senate, but it is being fast tracked for approval. With it comes big changes for retirement planning. Helping your clients keep up is key, from the proper beneficiary designation to inherited IRA protections determine the ramifications for both IRAs and Roth IRAs.
Kal Goren, JDPrincipal, Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone P.L.C., Troy

What 9 to 5 Looks Like Beyond 65
According to a U.S. jobs report, more than 19 percent of people 65 or older were working at least part time in the fourth quarter of 2018. Planning for retirement doesn’t end when your client reaches 65. We cover advice for 9 to 5 beyond 65, including whether your clients should keep working, volunteering, traveling or more.
Vincenza MuellerExecutive Coach and Performance Consultant, Blue Heron Talent, Jackson

Additional Information

Overnight Accommodations:
Overnight accommodations are available at the Hyatt Place Livonia, and can be made by calling 734.953.9224. When registering, please identify yourself as a MICPA registrant to receive the special rate. Please make your reservation early. The facility may release the room rate 3-4 weeks before the program. Rates cannot be guaranteed after this time.

Some sessions may qualify for CFP and/or EA credit pending approval

Electronic materials are available approximately 48 hours prior to the event, and can be downloaded on the My Registration page.

Program Attire:
For your comfort, casual attire is welcome. We recommend using the “layered method” to give you flexibility to adjust to the room temperature.

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