Secrets of Financial Planning

Exam Questions: 100
Course Level: Basic
Pages: 338 | Content: 324, Supplemental: 14
NASBA Area of Study: Finance
Not Acceptable for: Enrolled Agents
Version: 8085

This course explains how the financial planning business has been changing lately and introduces ways to adapt to the new environment. It provides expert advice from hundreds of top-level advisors in the financial planning industry on how best to relate to financial planning clients and how to build a strong business. You'll gain firsthand advice from professionals in the field on investing, retirement planning, education planning, income tax issues, and more. PLEASE NOTE: Not accepted for Enrolled Agents. All course material provided. No prerequisites. Course level: Basic.

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Table of Contents
  • Today's Financial Planning Profession
  • How to Structure Your Practice
  • Developing a Well-Thought-Out Personal Financial Plan
  • Dispensing Advice on Cash Flow Management and Budgeting Concerns
  • Dispensing Advice on Insurance
  • Dispensing Advice on Investing
  • Dispensing Advice on Income Tax
  • Dispensing Advice on Retirement Planning
  • Dispensing Advice on Estate Planning
  • Dispensing Advice on Niche Planning
  • To recognize the term used to describe the process of pursuing an individual's life goals through the proper management of their resources
  • To identify the categories of SWOT analysis
  • To recall various examples of both qualitative and quantitative data
  • To recognize examples of consumer debt
  • To recognize the characteristics of various types of insurance policies
  • To identify the types of risk that are considered systematic
  • To recall the characteristics of various business entities
  • To identify the characteristics of various retirement plans
  • To recall the characteristics of various trusts
  • To recognize characteristics of 529 plans

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