14. September 2019 - 9:00 till 13:00
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The Changing World of Retirement Planning at William Paterson University | William Paterson University Main Campus | Saturday, 14. September 2019

Join us for this very informative educational opportunity.  Please read about this workshop below and be sure to sign up today.  
This course is sponsored by the Society for Financial Awareness.
Light breakfast provided from 8:30AM-9:00AM as well a a light lunch at 11:45AM
You will receive a two-volume set of workbooks. These materials are yours to keep.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE?
Regardless of your stage in the process, you’ll learn powerful strategies that will help you build and preserve wealth in volatile times and ensure you do not run out of money in retirement. 
This course is designed to help you assess your current financial position, then create a personalized roadmap that helps you achieve your retirement goals.
WHY THIS CLASS MATTERS
Many of the retirement strategies utilized by your parents have grown outdated and may no longer have application for those looking to retire today. This class compares and contrasts the old retirement paradigms of yesteryear and the new paradigms of today as you prepare to retire in the 21st century. You’ll discover how to insulate yourself from the risk of rising taxes, protect your Social Security from taxation, and help you avoid common mistakes as you distribute your assets in retirement.
BALANCED FINANCIAL INFORMATION
There’s a difference between taking your financial cues from media outlets and learning the basics of retirement planning from trusted, reliable, unbiased sources. This course is designed to give you a comprehensive and plain English financial education, while also exposing various pitfalls and risks that threaten to derail many retirees in the 21st century.
This is purely financial education – no specific products or services will be offered. 
YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:


Determine if you have enough money to retire and stay retired


Crash-proof your retirement income streams


Safeguard against stock and bond market losses during retirement


Avoid the three basic pitfalls of retirement distribution planning


Maximize Social Security income and minimize Social Security taxation


Evaluate the benefits of Roth Conversions


Insulate your future income from a rising tax rate environment


How to best address long term healthcare risks and expenses


Determine if your portfolio is truly diversified


Reduce or eliminate unwanted expenses or delays associated with estate planning


COURSE OVERVIEW
RETIRING IN THE 21ST CENTURY• The old retirement paradigm vs. the new paradigm• How to create a clear vision for retirement• Creating a retirement roadmap• Keys to transitioning to retirement
TAX RATE RISK• Why experts say tax rates could double• How rising taxes may affect your retirement cash flow• The “Catch 22” of 401k’s and IRA’s• How lost deductions may affect your taxes in retirement
RETIREMENT INCOME PLANNING
• The three basic retirement accounts
• How to accumulate dollars in the right types of accounts for future retirement income
• What’s better for you: tax-deferred or tax-free accounts?
• How to define a “true” tax-free investment
• When should you convert to a Roth?
• How IRA’s and 401k’s cause Social Security taxation
• Strategies to reduce or eliminate taxes in retirement
MAXIMIZING SOCIAL SECURITY
• The causes of Social Security taxation• The Social Security thresholds you need to be aware of• The real cost of Social Security taxation• Strategies to eliminate Social Security taxation• Social Security maximization strategies
RETIREMENT DISTRIBUTION PITFALLS• How the new rules on “Rate of Withdrawal” affect you• How to ensure you won’t run out of money in retirement• How to liquidate your retirement assets in the right order• How to eliminate “sequence of returns” risk
PROTECTING AGAINST MARKET LOSS• The impact of dramatic market loss in retirement• Is “buy and hold” appropriate in retirement?• How to safeguard against two types of investment risk• How to shield your assets from stock market volatility• Why “asset allocation” alone may not be enough• How to truly diversify your retirement portfolio
LONG-TERM CARE PLANNING• How a long-term care event may affect your retirement• Medicaid spend-down rules• Community spouse rules• The 4 common alternatives to pay for long-term care• Recent innovations in long-term care planning