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"Aug.16th Meeting (Santa Monica)"
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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Program: 1:00 P.M. - Adjourn: 5:00 P.M.
Dimensional Fund Advisors
1299 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(818) 558-3908
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May qualify for 3 CFP Credit(s). FPALA follows the CE guidelines specified in the California Board of Accountancy Regulations.
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Member $40 $65
Non Member $65 $90
Student $40 $60
Guest Speaker(s):

Joanne Crowley, MBA, RICP®, Savvy Social Security Planning: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income
Janice Cohen, Reverse Mortgages: The New Face of Retirement
Aaron Alley, The Power of Effective Client Communication

Event Schedule:
1:00 PMRegistration & Networking
1:30 PMWelcome & Chapter Announcements
1:45 PMSavvy Social Security Planning: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income
2:55 PMReverse Mortgages: The New Face of Retirement
3:55 PMThe Power of Effective Client Communication
4:45 PMAdjourn to Happy Hour
5-6:30 PMHosted Happy Hour at Huntley Hotel in the penthouse!
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Event Details:
Savvy Social Security Planning: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income
This presentation will go over any questions Baby Boomers might have about Social Security. Some of these questions include, if social security benefits will be there for them, how much they could expect to receive, when they should apply, how they can maximize their benefits and if it will be enough to live on in retirement. These are important questions many individuals on the verge of retirement would like to know the answer to.

Reverse Mortgages: The New Face of Retirement
With the current retirement income crisis facing baby boomers and existing retirees, today's asset managers, insurance agents and hybrid advisors need every viable resource to help their clients and sustain their practice. A reverse mortgage can help increase clients' cash flow and preserve assets from premature erosion; reduce the most common risks to retirement income; optimize retirement outcomes for the mass affluent; improve liquidity and add new dollars to retirement savings; help advisors create more planning opportunities from existing clients and gain access to new ones AND manage tax brackets and keep clients within lower adjusted gross income boundaries. Don't miss this important session.

The Power of Effective Client Communication
Communicating clearly and effectively with clients can be challenging. Whether it is breaking down complex subject matter, identifying what ideas are most important to convey, or having a limited amount of time, advisors face several potential headwinds when it comes to having productive client interactions. In this presentation, Aaron Alley provides a framework for successful client communication through the use of scripts, stories, sketches and supplements.




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Savvy Social Security Planning: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income, Joanne Crowley, MBA, RICP®

Americans are living longer and spending more time than ever in retirement. How can you make sure you have enough to retire? Equally important, once retired, what's the smartest way to tap your assets? When should you start taking Social Security?

The way you answer those questions could affect your-and your spouse's-retirement income and standard of living for the rest of your lives.

I specialize in supporting individuals, couples, and small-business owners who are nearing or in retirement. In fact, I am among a select group of U.S. professionals to hold the Retirement Income Certified Professional® designation, underscoring my expertise in areas including asset "decumulation," Social Security, income taxation, estate issues, health insurance, and other risks to retirement income. I conduct retirement and Social Security workshops for a variety of audiences including Baby Boomers and professional organizations.

As your retirement navigator, I will work with you on a customized strategy to guide you through your golden years. And, because retirement planning is just one piece of a complex financial picture, I will help you identify and achieve other goals, from saving for college to securing your family's future.

Reverse Mortgages: The New Face of Retirement, Janice Cohen

I am a reverse mortgage advisor. I bring over 12 years of experience to this special area of lending. I began my reverse mortgage career at Wells Fargo in 2005, having had a prior career as a music educator. I will sing for you if you ask, but make sure you give her a few days to warm up her vocal chords.

I approach each transaction from the perspective of a mortgage planner. The client's cash flow, equity position and other assets are carefully scrutinized and accounted for when providing a detailed proposal. I take special care when guiding seniors through this process. This is a big decision and I never lose sight of that. I am patient and explanatory so that there are no surprises and the client feels in control to as great an extent as possible.

I am a native New Yorker, transplanted to Los Angeles just 7 years ago. I am the mother of two adult sons, one of whom is a musician like me and the other who is an artist like his father. I love living in Los Angeles where I never, ever have to shovel snow out of the driveway again.
I am passionate about doing what is in the best interest of her clients.

The Power of Effective Client Communication, Aaron Alley

As a regional director in Dimensional's Financial Advisor Services group, Aaron Alley is responsible for oversight of the firm's conference and event experience. In this role, he helps drive the strategy around advisor education, conference content, speaker training, and industry event participation.

Before joining Dimensional, Aaron was a financial advisor on a private wealth management team at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Los Angeles, California. Prior to becoming an advisor, he was an assistant vice president and analyst at Citigroup Private Bank, providing investment strategies and tailored credit solutions for HNW clients. A CFP® professional, Aaron earned his BA in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Please note: Reservations for the meetings must be made in writing and cannot be taken over the phone. You can either print the reservation form and fax it to the office or register online. Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance to avoid being charged.

Please call the FPALA office at (818) 558-3908 with questions
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