An Educational Course for Retirees Age 64 to 75
Questions? 717-585-6325 Course ID: JCQDT100E


Now being conducted at...
Widener University

May 30 & June 6
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
No longer available


An Educational Course for Retirees Age 64 to 75

Who should attend? While there are many courses available for pre-retirement planning, this unique course focuses on the concerns, issues, and needs of today's retirees. Whether you're planning for many years in the future or looking for immediate answers to financial concerns, this course provides an eye-opening experience.


Learn about important financial topics such as:

  • Calculating whether you should convert your IRA to a Roth IRA
  • Maximizing tax efficiency under the new 2018 tax policy changes
  • Evaluating and planning for health care, long-term care, incapacity and end-of-life decisions
  • Identifying the primary threats to your retirement savings
  • Planning your retirement income to preserve a comfortable lifestyle
  • Affording and enjoying travel, hobbies, sports, crafts, socializing, business ventures&lifelong learning


Course Topics

  • Finding balance in retirement
  • How financial rules change at retirement
  • Embracing a self–reliant retirement
  • Why Americans retire earlier and live longer than expected
  • Transferring longevity risk
  • Elder fraud prevention
  • Estimating annual retirement expenses
  • Calculating annual withdrawal rates
  • The impact of declining markets
  • Taxes & inflation
  • Understanding inflation
  • Feelings vs. behavior
  • Investment considerations
  • Common investment risks
  • Risk management strategies
  • Income taxes in 2018
  • Tax exempt vs. taxable income
  • Cash reserve accounts
  • DIY vs. professional money management
  • Individually managed accounts
  • Mutual, index & exchange–traded funds
  • Immediate, deferred, variable, fixed, and indexed annuities
  • Social Security strategies
  • Social Security & taxes
  • IRAs vs. Roth IRAs
  • Required minimum distributions
  • Stretch IRAs
  • Tax efficiency & withdrawal choices
  • IRA to Roth IRA conversions
  • 401(k) rollovers
  • Pensions: lump sum or payments?
  • Annuity withdrawal choices
  • Choosing your beneficiary
  • Health insurance & health care costs
  • Evaluating the cost of coverage
  • Health insurance options in retirement
  • Comparing Medicare plans
  • Planning for long–term care expenses
  • Long–term care insurance
  • Legal planning
  • Reasons to update your estate plan
  • Estate planning & distribution
  • The probate process
  • Wills, intestacy & trusts
  • Comparing different types of trusts
  • Life insurance & annuities
  • Taxation of estates


Your Instructor(s)

Your instructor is William J Parker, AIFA®, AACEP®, Chief Executive Officer of Grandview Asset Management, LLC in Harrisburg, a Registered Investment Advisor.  

Securities offered through Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments, Member FINRA/SIPC Headquartered at 18 Corporate Woods Blvd, Albany, NY 12211. Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments and Grandview Asset Management are not affiliated companies.


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May 30 & June 6
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Widener University
Commonwealth Law School
3800 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110

This class is no longer available
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Classroom Experience


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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