Personal Financial Planning

    As a CPA personal financial planner, you ensure that your clients receive expert, objective advice to make the most of their assets now and to plan for themselves and succeeding generations in the future. AICPA's personal financial planning publications help keep you up to date on changes in the planning landscape, offer guidance on compliance with regulations, and provide a library of knowledge about the many services clients may request.

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    Guide to Developing and Managing a CPA Personal Financial Planning Practice

    For many CPAs, offering personal financial planning services is a natural extension of their existing practices. If you're considering entering this exciting and rewarding practice area or expanding your current PFP practice, this guide is an essential resource. Full of valuable and practical tools that you can implement in your practice, including a sample business plan, illustrative engagement letters, and client questionnaires, it walks you through the critical issues you need to consider. It then offers expert tips and advice on the numerous practice management issues to consider when building a PFP practice.


    Tax Planning after the Healthcare Surtax: Tools, Tips, and Tactics
    A new surtax is being imposed on certain income that exceeds a threshold amount. This surtax will affect individuals, trusts and estates. The information and resources in this toolkit will enable you to minimize the effects the surtax has your clients, and institute best practices that will yield benefits in 2013 and beyond.
    The Adviser's Guide to Social Security: Unlocking the Mystery of Retirement Planning, Second Edition
    Many Baby Boom generation clients will be retiring in the next 15–20 years and will look to you to assist them in optimizing their retirement financing. This handbook is a valuable tool to use in providing advice on Social Security benefits planning to your clients.
    Unlocking the Mystery of Healthcare Planning for Retirement, Second Edition
    Modern medicine has extended life expectancy, but the added years often come at a high cost - and most of these costs are not covered by Medicare. Advisers must understand what Medicare can and cannot do. This guide gives you the information you need to help your clients make the healthcare decisions that will directly impact their retirement planning.

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    Save Wisely, Spend Happily: Real Stories About Money & How to Thrive from Trusted Advisors

    Published in honor of the AICPA's 125th Anniversary and edited by best-selling financial author and CPA Sharon Lechter, this collection of advice offered by CPAs gives your clients the information and tools they need to make managing their money less daunting and helps them thrive at any stage of life.

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