All sessions listed below are in Central Time (CT). Note: The simulcast in Indianapolis will be in the Eastern Standard Time Zone (EST).

Earn 2.0 NAPFA CE in Ethics and 2.0 CFP CE hours for attending the sessions on Sunday, February 26. Additionally, earn 5.0 NAPFA CE and 5.0 CFP CE hours for attending the sessions on Monday, February 27.

Sunday, February 26, 2023

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Registration / Networking

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Jason Schmitt, CFP®, CPWA® - Chair

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

CFP Board Ethics: Enhancing Your Ethical Intelligence

Bonnie Kirchner, CFP®, MST

This program fulfills the requirement for CFP Board approved Ethics CE. It has been designed to educate CFP® professionals on CFP Board's new Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct effective October 1, 2019.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the structure and content of the revised Code and Standards, including significant changes from prior rules
  • Describe CFP Board’s Fiduciary Duty
  • Identify Material Conflicts of Interest and How to Avoid, or Fully Disclose, Obtain Informed Consent, and Manage Them
  • Understand the Duty to Report to CFP Board and the Duty to Cooperate
  • Identify the Practice Standards When Providing Financial Advice that Requires Financial Planning or Financial Planning.
  • Understand the Duty to Provide Information to Clients When Providing Financial Planning and/or Financial Advice

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dinner / Networking

Monday, February 27, 2023

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast / Networking

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Four Common Scenarios in Celebrity Estates

Brian Seigel, JD, AEP®

This session will provide attendees with an understanding of their everyday clients’ estate planning needs and how to uncover them by focusing on the estate plans of various deceased celebrities. This session will specifically address revocable trust planning, irrevocable trust planning, wills with pour-over provisions, the federal estate tax, and the federal gift tax.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine estate planning issues through four different real-life case studies
  • Understand the need for all clients to have basic estate planning in place, and the consequences of not having it
  • Learn more complex estate planning needs, including irrevocable trust planning for larger estates

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

How and Why to Add College Planning to Your Practice

Ann Garcia, CFP®

Building a financial plan for college is like building a comprehensive financial plan in miniature. Yet many advisors only talk to clients about college savings. This session will delve into all aspects of building out a financial plan that enables families to get great educations for their children without throwing other financial goals off track. Topics include choosing a savings vehicle, planning for financial aid, different types of scholarships, tax credits, student loans, building a cash flow plan, and key non-financial tasks associated with developing a college plan.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the key elements of a college financial plan: savings, spending from cash flow, tax credits, student loans and scholarships
  • Learn how the FAFSA works so that clients can maximize eligibility for financial aid
  • Determine how to balance college savings and planning with the family's other financial goals

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

How “Secure 2.0” Changes Retirement (and Other) Planning

Jeffrey Levine, CFP®, CPA, PFS, CWS, AIF

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, passed in December 2019, brought a wide range of changes to the retirement planning landscape, from the death of the “stretch” IRA to raising the age for Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) to 72, to provisions meant to encourage increased participation in workplace retirement plans. And now, Congress has given financial advisors and their clients another year-end development related to retirement planning, dubbed “SECURE 2.0.”

While no single change in SECURE 2.0 rises to the magnitude of the “death of the stretch” from the original SECURE Act, there are impactful changes in the new legislation. These include raising the RMD age again, allowing transfers of 529 account assets to Roth IRAs (with some significant restrictions), and adjusting the amount of allowed “catch-up” contributions. The legislation also introduces new account types including SEP and SIMPLE Roth IRAs, as well as a “Starter” 401(k) plan. And for current retirees, key measures include reducing the penalties for missed Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs), and indexing the allowed amount of Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) for inflation

Learning Objectives:

  • Enhance knowledge of new legislation
  • Leverage content with new and exisiting clients to enhance the client experience
  • Become better equipped to understand and discuss key componants of the Secure Act 2.0

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM


12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Maximizing Social Security Benefits for Couples

Jeffrey Levine, CFP®, CPA, PFS, CWS, AIF

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 eliminated the popular File-and-Suspend and Restricted Application claiming strategies. In this session, we discuss how those claiming strategies worked, the timing of when they are being phased out under the new rules and given the new rules, transition planning for couples, single individuals, divorcees, parents, and widows. We’ll also explore the overall dynamics of when to take Social Security early versus delaying, and how claiming strategies will shift in the future given the limitations of the new rules.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop greater awareness of Social Security strategies
  • Gain insight on additional proposed legislation
  • Learn tactics to enhance client experience

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Afternoon Break / Networking

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Life Insurance Reviews - Case Studies

Brant Steck, CFP®

For many, the easiest way to learn is to see real-life examples of case studies that have brought value to clients. From simple income replacement studies to complex estate and business planning cases, this presentation provides a broad spectrum of information on life insurance applications and strategies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about life insurance usage through three or more real-life case studies
  • Understand how insurance has positively impacted taxable estates
  • Determine how insurance plays a role in business planning

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Closing Remarks