4132  |  On Demand  |  Intermediate  |  Self-Study

The Retirement Planning Process

Friday, May 1, 2020 - Friday, April 30, 2021

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Are you ready to help your clients set realistic expectations and goals? In this narrated PowerPoint video, Tom Tillery will teach you how to counsel your clients to set practical and realistic goals for retirement and financial independence.

In Part 1, you will learn the process of how to identify personal financial goals and resources, design financial strategies and make personalized recommendations to assist your client in achieving these goals.

Part 2 covers the regulatory and legislative environment surrounding retirement plans. You will learn the key rules and laws regulating retirement plans, including how ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) govern qualified retirement plans and protect plan participants. Note: This course has been updated for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("Tax Reform").


Differentiate among the various types of personal financial planning engagements for financial independence Identify the elements that comprise the financial independence process Calculate the annual spending goal for financial independence The requirements for who may participate in a qualified plan Which coverage test is made based on benefits provided under a qualified plan The requirements associated with top-heavy plans The benefits of an ERISA Section 404(c) election


  • Thomas Tillery (view bio)
  • Susan Tillery

Designed For

CPAs and financial planners with basic knowledge of, and interest in, personal financial planning


Setting realistic expectations and goals The process of identifying personal financial goals and resources Design financial strategies Making personalized recommendations The regulatory and legislative environment surrounding retirement plans How ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) govern qualified retirement plans and protect plan participants

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Thomas Tillery

Thomas Tillery is a member of AICPA Personal Financial Planning Section (Non-CPA Associate), the Society of Financial Service Professionals, and the Atlanta Estate Planning Council.

Tom has been a provider of Continuing Education for attorneys, CPAs, and investment and insurance professionals for over 20 years. He has written curriculum and lectured in the discipline of Financial Planning for several universities and on line programs.

Tom is also an Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

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