Leaders in Financial Planning and Real Estate Investment have come together to offer this comprehensive suite of FREE investing workshops that provide actionable insights you can use today.
There are no product pitches at these workshops. Just information to make you SMART(er).
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Be a SMART(er) Starter - Setting Off on the Right Financial Foot
Learn necessary foundation skills to set yourself up for a life of financial success. Basics of budgeting and saving, importance of investing early, responsible use of credit, workplace benefits, ROTH vs Traditional IRA's, and buying a house vs renting will be covered. This class is perfect for those just out of college, beginning their careers or currently renting their living space.
Investing 101 - Making Your Money Work SMART(er)
Learn the basics of stocks, bonds and real estate investing. Covering concepts like stocks vs bonds, how dividends work, compounding vs simple interest, portfolio construction, and leveraging to buy real estate. This class is perfect for anyone having investments including workplace 401(k)'s and 403(b)'s, IRA's, brokerage accounts or Real Estate.
SMART(er) Real Estate Investing - Becoming the Landlord
This class builds upon the real estate investing concepts introduced during Investing 101. Discover strategies for constructing a real estate portfolio, potential tax benefits of real estate, residential vs commercial, and generating passive income. This class if perfect for those who own one or more properties and those wanting to learn how to invest in real estate.
SMART(er) Tax Solutions - Maximizing Charitable Contributions, 1031 Exchanges and Opportunity Zones
Want to lower your tax bill? Do you have appreciated assets you'd like to defer paying capital gains taxes on - perhaps forever? This workshop covers the basics of using Donor Advised Funds, 1031 exchanges and Opportunity Zones to legally defer and/or reduce taxes. This class is perfect for those with high incomes as well as those having appreciated investment properties or appreciated stock positions you'd like to sell but don't want to pay the taxes on.
SMART(er) Retirement - Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning
Learn about switching from an accumulation strategy to a decumulation strategy, the role of guaranteed income in constructing your retirement portfolio, and insuring for risks like long term care. Also covered are required minimum distributions (RMD's), ROTH conversions, and pro's and con's of annuities. This workshop is perfect for those currently in retirement and those within 10 years of retirement.
SMART(er) College Savings Strategies - 529 Plans and Other Savings Strategies Compared
Concerned about having enough to help your kids pay for college? Lean the basics of different college savings vehicles including 529 plans, educational IRA's, cash value insurance policies, and traditional savings strategies. We will also look into non-traditional strategies such as 401(k) loans and home equity lines of credit.
Note: This workshop does not cover financial aid (FAFSA) applications.