AICPA Personal Financial Planning (PFP)
AICPA Personal Financial Planning (PFP)
AICPA & CIMA
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The why, what, and how behind legacy planning for your clients {PFP Section}
CPA financial planners help clients live meaningful lives and pass on their legacy. Often, estate planning is heavy on the practical and complex elements that can be seen as the housekeeping of who gets what and when. What we don’t always explore is the deeper why behind the estate planning. The good news is that you can coach clients to discover their legacy so that it can be communicated and so that your client can see the meaning of their life story and what they want to leave behind. Jean-Luc Bourdon, CPA/PFS, guides you in how to take on this role in this episode of the PFP Section podcast.   He discusses the following: What legacy is, why it’s so important, and why it’s not optional Understanding the difference between the default, political, and organic legacies How to guide your clients to discover meaning, purpose, and legacy A client example where Jean-Luc illustrates how to have this conversation The enormous amount of research behind the benefits of reflecting on life How to integrate legacy planning into your work with clients   Email us for the list of resources mentioned during the podcast.   This episode is brought to you by the AICPA’s Personal Financial Planning Section, the premier provider of information, tools, advocacy, and guidance for professionals who specialize in providing tax, estate, retirement, risk management and investment planning advice. Also, by the CPA/PFS credential program, which allows CPAs to demonstrate competence and confidence in providing these services to their clients. Visit us online to join our community, gain access to valuable member-only benefits or learn about our PFP certificate program.   Subscribe to the PFP Podcast channel at Libsyn to find all the latest episodes or search “AICPA Personal Financial Planning” on your favorite podcast app.
Jan 19
31 min
The best and worst things you can do with insurance – Part 1 {PFP Section}
Proper insurance planning is one of the most overlooked areas of personal financial planning. In part 1 of this PFP Section podcast series, experts Lee Slavutin, MD, CLU, and Marty Shenkman, CPA/PFS, JD, LLM share planning details you will want to know, including: Buying the adequate amount of life insurance Using whole life insurance as a way to save, to diversify client portfolios, and to protect assets How to protect against a fraudulent conveyance Buying insurance from highly rated companies Making sure disability insurance needs are not overlooked For more resources related to this episode: Find our life insurance summary and review roadmap and other PFP Section resources.  Check out the AICPA’s Risk Management and Insurance Planning Certificate Program, that is also a step on the path towards becoming a CPA/PFS. This episode is brought to you by the AICPA’s Personal Financial Planning Section, the premier provider of information, tools, advocacy, and guidance for professionals who specialize in providing tax, estate, retirement, risk management and investment planning advice. Also, by the CPA/PFS credential program, which allows CPAs to demonstrate competence and confidence in providing these services to their clients. Visit us online to join our community, gain access to valuable member-only benefits or learn about our PFP certificate program. Subscribe to the PFP Podcast channel at Libsyn to find all the latest episodes or search “AICPA Personal Financial Planning” on your favorite podcast app.    
Jan 11
31 min
Happy 2024 from the PFP EC and PFS CC chairs! {PFP Section}
PFP Executive Committee (PFP EC) chair, Brooke Salvini, CPA/PFS, and PFS Credential Committee (PFS CC) chair, Oscar Vives, kick off the New Year in this episode of the PFP Section podcast. They answer the following questions: What did you learn in 2023 that was meaningful to you personally and professionally? What were the PFS CC and PFP EC milestones in 2023? What is the PFP Division celebrating in 2024? What are the focus areas for the committees in 2024? What is your favorite PFP Section resource? What are you looking forward to personally and professionally in 2024? Access resources related to this podcast: Note: If you’re using a podcast app that does not hyperlink to the resources, visit Libsyn (PFP) to access show notes with direct links. Join your AICPA PFP community at the next PFP Summit in Austin, TX January 15th through 18th. Learn more about the PFP certificate program, the PFS experienced track, and PFS Live! Apply to become a PFP Champion.  Join the emerging leaders Slack channel.  Save the date for ENGAGE PFP and Creating Your CPA Financial Planning Practice Workshop.  Download the latest Adviser’s Guide to Financial & Estate Planning and find other PFP Section benefits.  Hear more about the PFP Division history and 2024 milestones in our history and future podcast part 1 and part 2. Listen to the Deeper CPA financial planner connections series to hear success stories from other members in your PFP community.  This episode is brought to you by the AICPA’s Personal Financial Planning Section, the premier provider of information, tools, advocacy, and guidance for professionals who specialize in providing tax, estate, retirement, risk management and investment planning advice. Also, by the CPA/PFS credential program, which allows CPAs to demonstrate competence and confidence in providing these services to their clients. Visit us online to join our community, gain access to valuable member-only benefits or learn about our PFP certificate program. Subscribe to the PFP Podcast channel at Libsyn to find all the latest episodes or search “AICPA Personal Financial Planning” on your favorite podcast app.  
Jan 4
28 min
Deeper CPA financial planner connections with Jim Shambo {PFP Section}
Jim Shambo is one of the pioneers of the CPA financial planning profession, the PFP Section, and the PFS Credential. He has a lot of insight to offer on many topics that can be useful takeaways for listeners. In this episode of the Deeper CPA financial planner connections PFP podcast, Lyle Benson facilitates a discussion with Jim to share the highlights of his story. The conversation includes the following topics: How Jim decided to focus on personal financial planning after beginning his career in tax How Jim and a few of his peers laid the foundation for what we have today with the PFP Section and the PFS credential What Jim learned in college that led to his success in his firm, in his service for clients, and as a volunteer for AICPA What approach Jim takes with investing and how his relationship with Vanguard’s John Bogle influenced him How Jim planned for a successful retirement and sale of his business How using the creative side of his brain has been Jim’s secret to a life well lived Access resources related to this podcast: Note: If you’re using a podcast app that does not hyperlink to the resources, visit Libsyn (PFP) to access show notes with direct links. Listen to other episodes in this series.  Save the date for ENGAGE 2024 where you will find the most technically advanced learning in PFP, tax, and estate planning.  Save the date for How to build your CPA financial planning practice workshop in advance of ENGAGE on June 2nd. Save the date for PFS Live! (registration coming soon) in advance of ENGAGE on June 2nd.  This episode is brought to you by the AICPA’s Personal Financial Planning Section, the premier provider of information, tools, advocacy, and guidance for professionals who specialize in providing tax, estate, retirement, risk management and investment planning advice. Also, by the CPA/PFS credential program, which allows CPAs to demonstrate competence and confidence in providing these services to their clients. Visit us online to join our community, gain access to valuable member-only benefits or learn about our PFP certificate program. Subscribe to the PFP Podcast channel at Libsyn to find all the latest episodes or search “AICPA Personal Financial Planning” on your favorite podcast app.    
Dec 28, 2023
40 min
Inherited IRA RMD clarity for 2023 and 2024 {PFP Section}
Ed Slott, CPA, and Bob Keebler, CPA/PFS, discuss the complicated inherited IRA RMD rules and what is required in 2023 and 2024 in this episode of the PFP Section podcast. Ed and Bob provide clarity in the following areas: An easy formula to use to get clear on all of the elements that need to be considered  The only scenario in which penalty relief is available when the RMD is not taken Who must take RMDs in years 1 through 9 under the 10-year rule and who can wait until year 10 When does the 5-year rule apply What happens when a ROTH IRA is inherited  For more resources related to this episode: Check out Bob’s IRA distribution flowcharts in the Proactive Planning Toolkit.  This episode is brought to you by the AICPA’s Personal Financial Planning Section, the premier provider of information, tools, advocacy, and guidance for professionals who specialize in providing tax, estate, retirement, risk management and investment planning advice. Also, by the CPA/PFS credential program, which allows CPAs to demonstrate competence and confidence in providing these services to their clients. Visit us online to join our community, gain access to valuable member-only benefits or learn about our PFP certificate program. Subscribe to the PFP Podcast channel at Libsyn to find all the latest episodes or search “AICPA Personal Financial Planning” on your favorite podcast app.    
Dec 21, 2023
18 min
Crucial issues related to disability and long-term care insurance {PFP Section}
150 million Americans live with chronic illness. And yet, disability and long-term care (LTC) insurance are often overlooked in planning with clients. In this episode of the PFP Section podcast, experts Lee Slavutin, MD, CLU and Marty Shenkman, CPA/PFS, JD, LLM share the most important considerations for client planning, including: What three riders are important to have on a disability insurance policy Why the exercise of determining the impact of disability on a family’s finances is critical  Why you need to reassess disability, life insurance, and LTC insurance as part of estate strategies being done ahead of the TCJA sunset Who benefits most from LTC and what are the types to consider The importance of considering the human side (aka emotional side) of planning with these decisions  For more resources related to this episode: Check out the AICPA’s Risk Management and Insurance Planning Certificate Program, that is also a step on the path towards becoming a CPA/PFS. This episode is brought to you by the AICPA’s Personal Financial Planning Section, the premier provider of information, tools, advocacy, and guidance for professionals who specialize in providing tax, estate, retirement, risk management and investment planning advice. Also, by the CPA/PFS credential program, which allows CPAs to demonstrate competence and confidence in providing these services to their clients. Visit us online to join our community, gain access to valuable member-only benefits or learn about our PFP certificate program. Subscribe to the PFP Podcast channel at Libsyn to find all the latest episodes or search “AICPA Personal Financial Planning” on your favorite podcast app.  
Dec 14, 2023
32 min
Life insurance planning strategies for businesses {PFP Section}
You can give your clients tremendous value by guiding them with their life insurance planning, even if you’re not an insurance expert. In this episode of the PFP Section podcast, Ed Mendlowitz, CPA/PFS, interviews expert Lee Slavutin, MD, CLU to share strategies for businesses. Ed poses the following questions to Lee: What are the advantages of having life insurance in a qualified plan for a business owner? What specific rules do CPAs need to watch out for with key person insurance?  Share more about the ins and outs of buy sell agreements that CPAs need to consider. Why does split dollar provide tremendous benefits for family business succession planning? For more resources related to this episode: Listen to Lee’s podcast with David Kushner outlining the tax traps to beware of with life insurance planning. Listen to Lee’s podcast with Ed Mendlowitz covering life insurance planning strategies for individuals.  Use the Adviser’s Guide to Financial & Estate Planning Volume 1 as a reference with respect to life insurance planning. Check out the AICPA’s Risk Management and Insurance Planning Certificate Program, that is also a step on the path towards becoming a CPA/PFS. Review the PFP Section life insurance policy evaluation tools which includes a checklist for a life insurance policy checkup, issues to consider when evaluating replacing a life insurance policy, and more. This episode is brought to you by the AICPA’s Personal Financial Planning Section, the premier provider of information, tools, advocacy, and guidance for professionals who specialize in providing tax, estate, retirement, risk management and investment planning advice. Also, by the CPA/PFS credential program, which allows CPAs to demonstrate competence and confidence in providing these services to their clients. Visit us online to join our community, gain access to valuable member-only benefits or learn about our PFP certificate program. Subscribe to the PFP Podcast channel at Libsyn to find all the latest episodes or search “AICPA Personal Financial Planning” on your favorite podcast app.  
Dec 7, 2023
26 min
Deeper CPA financial planner connections: Our history and our future: Part 2 {PFP Section}
This is part 2 of the PFP Section podcast that marks our CPA financial planning history and celebrates the journey of where we’ve been to take us into the future. We once again invited other AICPA volunteer leaders into the discussion to help us share our story. In this episode, Lyle Benson, CPA/PFS, Andrea Millar, CPA/PFS, and other CPA financial planners discuss: What are the investment adviser regulatory issues that CPAs need to understand? Why should we all consider embracing calling these services personal financial planning? The purpose behind The Statement on Standards in Personal Financial Planning Services and how this elevates CPAs Why having personal financial planning on the CPA exam will be a game changer? The education that supports the CPA way of providing these services What is the coach approach and why is it so crucial?   What are the attributes you need to flourish into the future? What you get back by being involved in your CPA financial planning profession? Why we all need to come together to leave a legacy? Access resources related to this podcast: Note: If you’re using a podcast app that does not hyperlink to the resources, visit Libsyn (PFP) to access show notes with direct links. The Statement on Standards in Personal Financial Planning Services. The CPA’s guide to investment advisory business models and related decision chart and case study.  The evolution of the CPA exam. The education created in the CPA way, including the fundamentals and the certificates. This episode is brought to you by the AICPA’s Personal Financial Planning Section, the premier provider of information, tools, advocacy, and guidance for professionals who specialize in providing tax, estate, retirement, risk management and investment planning advice. Also, by the CPA/PFS credential program, which allows CPAs to demonstrate competence and confidence in providing these services to their clients. Visit us online to join our community, gain access to valuable member-only benefits or learn about our PFP certificate program. Subscribe to the PFP Podcast channel at Libsyn to find all the latest episodes or search “AICPA Personal Financial Planning” on your favorite podcast app.    
Nov 30, 2023
28 min
Deeper CPA financial planner connections: Our history and our future: Part 1 {PFP Section}
As with any profession, it’s important to understand how we got to where we are today to take us into a successful future. In this 25th episode of the Deeper CPA Financial Planner Connections podcast series, Lyle Benson, CPA/PFS, and Andrea Millar, CPA/PFS discuss how the CPA financial profession got started and led to building a thriving community and resources from there. They also invited other AICPA volunteer leaders to this episode to share their perspectives. The conversation includes: How have CPAs played the role of trusted adviser to individuals since the creation of the accounting profession in 1887? How were personal financial planning services formalized within AICPA to provide robust resources for members? Why was it so important to create the PFP Section in 1986 and add the PFS credential in 1987? Why is the advanced PFP conference a critical aspect of the AICPA PFP community and their learning? Celebration of the incredible member volunteers who have gotten us to where we are and why passionate members are so crucial to our success  We have laid a great foundation with the best of the best resources and learning, authoritative PFP standards, financial planning on the CPA exam, an incomparable community of committed professionals, to name a few. Where do we go from here? Access resources related to this podcast: Note: If you’re using a podcast app that does not hyperlink to the resources, visit Libsyn (PFP) to access show notes with direct links. Sid Kess was invited to be a part of this episode. Sadly, he passed away before the recording took place. Sid prepared this dictation, graciously shared by his children, in preparation for the podcast. He focuses on the importance of a holistic approach in personal financial planning and how that also applies in the medical field.  Learn more about the PFP Division history in our 25th anniversary celebration document. Listen to other episodes in this series.  Save the date for ENGAGE 2024 where you will find the most technically advanced learning in personal financial planning, including tax, estate, retirement, risk management, and investment planning.  Save the date for How to create your CPA personal financial planning practice at ENGAGE on June 2nd (for CPAs who need guidance on building their financial planning practice) Save the date for PFS Live! at ENGAGE on June 2nd (for experienced CPA financial planners who qualify for the experienced PFS track) This episode is brought to you by the AICPA’s Personal Financial Planning Section, the premier provider of information, tools, advocacy, and guidance for professionals who specialize in providing tax, estate, retirement, risk management and investment planning advice. Also, by the CPA/PFS credential program, which allows CPAs to demonstrate competence and confidence in providing these services to their clients. Visit us online to join our community, gain access to valuable member-only benefits or learn about our PFP certificate program. Subscribe to the PFP Podcast channel at Libsyn to find all the latest episodes or search “AICPA Personal Financial Planning” on your favorite podcast app.  
Nov 27, 2023
39 min
What you need to know about CA ING trusts {PFP Section}
In July, California Governor Newsome signed legislation that disallows the incomplete gift non-grantor trusts (INGs) as a way to avoid CA state tax income. The law is retroactive to January 1, 2023. In this episode of the PFP Section podcast, Bob Keebler, CPA/PFS, interviews CA attorney, Kirsten Wolff, to guide CPAs on how to proactively plan with this new legislation. Bob poses the following questions to Kirsten: Do all ING trusts now trigger CA tax? Say more about the exception for charitable trusts. What types of trusts are not impacted by the new legislation? How do the throwback rules apply? How should CPAs plan for their CA clients who had ING trusts that received income or incurred capital gain before the law took effect? What should be done with ING trusts as a result of the new rules? For more resources related to this episode: Tune in to Steve Oshins and Bob Keebler as they dive deeper into the CA ING trust issue.  Find Bob’s decisions charts in our Proactive Planning Toolkit. Find Steve Oshins decision charts.  This episode is brought to you by the AICPA’s Personal Financial Planning Section, the premier provider of information, tools, advocacy, and guidance for professionals who specialize in providing tax, estate, retirement, risk management and investment planning advice. Also, by the CPA/PFS credential program, which allows CPAs to demonstrate competence and confidence in providing these services to their clients. Visit us online to join our community, gain access to valuable member-only benefits or learn about our PFP certificate program. Subscribe to the PFP Podcast channel at Libsyn to find all the latest episodes or search “AICPA Personal Financial Planning” on your favorite podcast app.  
Nov 16, 2023
11 min
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