An Educational Course for Adults Age 50 to 70
Questions? 515-512-1080 Course ID: WH6ETC00E

 

Now being conducted at...
FFA Enrichment Center

Mondays
Sep. 9 & 16
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
No longer available

OR

Wednesdays
Sep. 11 & 18
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
No longer available

 

An Educational Course for Adults Age 50 to 70

Who should attend? Retirement Planning Today® contains something for everyone. We address financial issues that pertain to the self-employed as well as employees of corporations and government agencies. The course is designed to teach you how to build wealth and align your money with your values to accomplish your goals in life. Whether you plan to retire 20 years from now or have just recently retired, the information you learn in this class can deliver rewards throughout your lifetime.

 

Learn about important financial topics such as:

  • Determine the amount of money you need to retire
  • Create your own goals for a "successful retirement"
  • Eliminate debt and improve cash flow
  • Properly convert your IRA to a Roth IRA
  • Select the retirement plan distribution choice that is right for you
  • Plan your retirement income to preserve a comfortable standard of living
  • Transfer the risk of potential financial losses before or during retirement
  • Reduce or eliminate taxes, expenses, delays and legal challenges with estate planning

 

Course Topics

  • Traditional vs. new retirement
  • New retirement opportunities
  • Values and objectives in nine areas of life
  • The retirement planning process
  • Early retirement trends
  • How long must your money last?
  • Inflation, prices and purchasing power
  • Retirement expectations
  • How much will you need to retire?
  • Can you retire today?
  • Ten retirement planning mistakes
  • Financial and cash–flow statements
  • Credit and debt
  • Taxes and marginal tax rates
  • Eleven strategies to save money on taxes
  • Taxable investments
  • Capital gains income tax exclusion
  • Investments with tax advantages
  • Traditional IRAs
  • Roth IRAs
  • IRA to Roth IRA conversions
  • Other retirement income sources
  • Social Security eligibility and benefits
  • Employment income and Social Security
  • Employer–sponsored defined benefit plans
  • Employer–sponsored defined contribution plans
  • Retiring or changing jobs?
  • Defined benefit and contribution plans
  • Three important considerations
  • Lump sum vs. IRA transfer vs. annuity payments
  • Rollovers, direct rollovers and transfers
  • Annuity income and choices
  • Early retirement considerations
  • Minimum required distributions
  • Considerations before you invest
  • Cash accounts
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Mutual funds
  • Exchange traded funds
  • Unit investment trusts
  • Individually managed accounts
  • Tax–deferred annuities
  • Investment risk management strategies
  • Disability income insurance
  • Health insurance and Medicare
  • Long–term care and insurance
  • Comparing life insurance
  • Planning for incapacity
  • Taxes
  • A will may not be enough
  • Probate
  • Gifting assets
  • Joint ownership of property
  • Direct transfer assets
  • Benefits of trusts
  • Types of trusts

 

Your Instructor(s)

Your instructor, Eric Peterson, is a retirement planning specialist with over two decades of experience.  Eric is the author of “Preparing for the Back Nine of Life”, a Boomer’s Guide to Getting Retirement Ready.  Eric also hosts a radio show, “Retirement Ready with Eric Peterson”, which airs Sundays at noon on WHO 1040AM. Eric is an Investment Advisor Representative with Peterson Financial Group, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor. He holds a MBA degree from Drake University and is a Registered Financial Consultant.

 

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Mondays
Sep. 9 & 16
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

FFA Enrichment Center
Des Moines Area Community College Campus
1055 Sw Prairie Trail Pkwy
Ankeny, IA 50023
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OR

Wednesdays
Sep. 11 & 18
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

FFA Enrichment Center
Des Moines Area Community College Campus
1055 Sw Prairie Trail Pkwy
Ankeny, IA 50023
Map

This class is no longer available
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This class is no longer available
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Your Course Includes:

Attend with spouse, partner or guest at no additional cost


Take-home course textbook


Optional one-on-one consultation

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