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    • 22 Apr 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • Virtual


    April 22, 2021


    • 6 May 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual

    Partner  Workshop: Senior Living Transition Planning

    When: May 6th

    Time: 12 noon to 130 pm

    Location: Virtual


    Workshop Overview

    For many seniors, aging in place in the family home may not be the safest or most appropriate living option. Whether a change is driven by increasing care requirements, overwhelming house and yard work or simply the desire for more socialization, a move to a senior living community can be a good option. However, this kind of move is never just a move; it is more of a transition. The purpose of this roundtable is to discuss some best practices for your clients around the following topics:

    Estate Planning

    Provide a basic understanding of estate planning recommended for later-life transitions, outlining why it's important and the essential tools to avoid guardianships, maximize available benefits, and protect assets from scammers, judgments, and long-term care costs.


    Discuss the basics of the Art of Downsizing

    Long Term Care Insurance Claims

    We will discuss the challenges that long-term care insurance policyholders have when they attempt to make a claim.  There are many families that do not realize the unintended consequences of the major mistakes they can easily make when attempting to file a claim on their own. We’ll go through some of the biggest mistakes that are commonly made as well as how to guide your clients when it comes to long-term care claims and maximizing their benefits to preserve their wealth.

    Choosing a Senior Living Community

    How to factor in Care Capability, Social Interests and Cost to choose the community that best fits your needs now and in the future.

    This partner roundtable is presented by CarePatrol of Metro Kansas City, FPAKC Silver Partners for 2021. CarePatrol is the nation’s largest Senior Placement Franchise organization. We help seniors and their families find safe, appropriate senior living options including In-Home care, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing. Our services are always free for the family as we are compensated by the thousands of providers in our network. The KC Metro CarePatrol team has over 15 years of placement experience plus the ability to draw on the expertise and partnership of over 150 nationwide franchises.


    Round Table speakers include:

    (In addition to CarePatrol)

    Ron BraunCarePatrol of KCMO Metro South

    Max ShortellCarePatrol of North Kansas City 

    Dave LanterCarePatrol of NE Kansas    

    Rusty Fracassa – Paths Elder Law

    Rusty has nearly 30 years legal experience and expertise working for seniors and their families as an elder law attorney in Kansas City and surrounding. Rusty was an accountant and tax attorney prior to exclusively working with seniors and their long term care issues, including Medicaid, Veteran’s Benefits, Estate Planning, Asset Protection, and Special Needs Planning. He has multiple graduate degrees related to this area of law and is a frequent speaker, writer, and participant with the State Bar of Missouri, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Elder Counsel and Missouri State Bar Committees - Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate.


    Wendy Calvert – Caring Transitions

    Wendy has 12 years of experience backing her with the Caring Transitions Franchise. Caring Transitions is a Senior relocation, organization and liquidation company that can help with many of the services needed for moving to the next chapter in life.  She is well versed in managing projects of all types. She has a passion for helping Seniors with the stress of downsizing and moving.

    Ben Rao – Family Solutions for Care

    Ben Rao is an author, entrepreneur, and long-term care advocate living in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. After spending years in the senior living industry as a partner in Family Solutions for Care and, Ben experienced first hand the emotional and financial struggle that families face during an aging loved one’s transition to care when his stepfather unexpectedly became ill. He uses his personal experience with home health care and long-term care to help families with his trusty sidekick Charlie dog, who has gone to the office with him every day for the last 10 years. Ben recently published Paying for Long-term care, a resource for families to understand and funding senior care.


    • 6 May 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual

    Join us at 5:00 pm on May 6 to listen to different NexGen Financial Planners about their firms investment philosophy and how some of them went about deciding their personal investment approach for their clients!

    • 11 May 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual
    • Join the conversation live on May 11

    We invite you to join us for an exclusive livestreaming event Charity Begins at Home: Philanthropic Conversations with Clients. On Tuesday, May 11, earn one free CE Credit while our panel of experts exchange ideas and philanthropic insights you won’t want to miss.

    Together we will explore:

    • Why and how you should introduce family philanthropy to your clients
    • Tips on talking to your clients about successful wealth transition and how these can be cultivated through family philanthropy
    • Demonstrations on how to discuss, design and implement philanthropic solutions
    • An overview of charitable tools to further social good and accomplish dynamic multigenerational meetings and conversations
    • How to avoid common pitfalls when counseling clients and families to make for a smooth probate process

    You won’t want to miss this, so register now because limited space is available.

    Secure Your Seat Now!

    • 19 May 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual
    • 19 May 2021
    • 2:45 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual


    ETHICS 2021

    May 19, 2021
    2:45-5:00 p.m.

    L. Ann Coulson, Ph.D., CFP®

    Continuing Education:

    CFP - 2 hours approved

    Kansas Insurance - 2 hours pending

    About the speaker:
    Dr. Coulson received her B.S. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1974. She spent the next eight years working for utility companies in Arkansas and Missouri providing public relations and education. She completed her M.S. in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas in 1980 and her Ph.D. in Human Environmental Sciences (Family & Consumer Economics) from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1988. She completed the requirements for the CFP® certification in 1991.

    From 1987 until 1996, Dr. Coulson taught at Kansas State University where she spearheaded the CFP® registered undergraduate program at Kansas State University. While at K-State she won the Conoco Undergraduate Teaching Award. She moved to Chicago in 1995. While in Chicago, Dr. Coulson served as the Director of the Institute for Personal Finance, an educational institution under the auspices of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE). The purpose of the institute was to educate financial and housing counselors.

    In 2001, Dr. Coulson and her family returned to Kansas where she opened a financial planning firm and began teaching online graduate level classes in financial planning for K-State. She has mentored more than 30 cohorts of students through K-State’s CFP Board registered graduate certificate program. She returned full-time to the Manhattan campus in 2010 where she taught undergraduate and graduate students and also served as the academic advisor. In 2017, she moved to Ste. Genevieve, MO where she continues to teach online graduate level courses in financial planning for K-State.

    This meeting is sponsored by:

    • 16 Jun 2021
    • 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual

    June 16, 2021

    11:45 a.m. 

    12:00-1:15 p.m. 


    Chief Behavioral Officer, Orion

    In disciplines as diverse as nutrition, medicine, and finance, there is a large gap between knowing what to do and actually acting on what we know. This chasm, known as the "knowing-doing gap" accounts for a host of unfavorable outcomes. In the US, research suggests that less than half of Americans receive financial advice, and among those that do, less than half actually follow through on the advice given. In this engaging presentation, Dr. Daniel Crosby will help participants close the knowing-doing gap with six proven techniques for giving advice that really sticks. 

    CFP - 1.5 hour approved 

    Kansas Insurance - 1 hour approved

    Educated at Brigham Young and Emory Universities, Dr. Daniel Crosby is a psychologist and behavioral finance expert who helps organizations understand the intersection of mind and markets. Dr. Crosby's first book, Personal Benchmark: Integrating Behavioral Finance and Investment Management, was a New York Times bestseller. His second book, The Laws of Wealth, was named the best investment book of 2017 by the Axiom Business Book Awards and has been translated into 7 languages. 

    His latest work, The Behavioral Investor, is a comprehensive look at the neurology, physiology and psychology of sound financial decision-making. When he is not consulting around market psychology, Daniel enjoys exploring the American South, fanatically following St. Louis Cardinals baseball, and spending time with his wife and three children. 

    • 24 Aug 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Embassy Suites Olathe

    Chapter Symposium

    August 24, 2021

    8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

    Embassy Suites, Olathe

    Featuring Michael Kitces

    Please check back for registration

    • 20 Oct 2021
    • 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Embassy Suites Olathe

    October Chapter Meeting

    October 20, 2021

    11:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 

    Embassy Suites, Olathe

    Integrating Client Psychology into Your Practice

    Martin Seay, Ph.D., CFP®

    Crypto/ Bitcoin

    Tyrone V. Ross Jr

    Please check back for registration

    • 17 Nov 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Embassy Suites Olathe

    November Chapter Meeting and Social

    November 17, 2021

    3:00-5:00 p.m. 

    Embassy Suites, Olathe

    Advising Clients through the Toughest Times of Life
    Amy Florian, CEO of Corgenius

    Please check back for registration

Past events

1 Apr 2021 NexGen Roundtable
17 Mar 2021 March 2021 Chapter Meeting
11 Mar 2021 The Miller Group Presents: Continuing Education Class Picasso or Porsche? Understanding Collections as a Financial Asset
4 Mar 2021 NexGen Social Media Marketing Power Session & Happy Hour
19 Feb 2021 FPA Group Benefits Open Enrollment Webinar
4 Feb 2021 NexGen Marketing Power Session & Happy Hour
28 Jan 2021 January NexGen Happy Hour
20 Jan 2021 January 2021 Chapter Meeting
17 Dec 2020 Women of FPAKC Gathering - Amber Griffis, CFP®, CRPC®, Merrill Lynch
15 Dec 2020 The Miller Group Member Roundtable and Wine Tasting
3 Dec 2020 December NexGen Thursday Happy Hour
18 Nov 2020 November 2020 Chapter Meeting
21 Oct 2020 October 2020 Chapter Meeting
25 Sep 2020 Member Roundtable by Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and Mariner Capital Advisors
24 Sep 2020 Women of FPAKC Gathering
16 Sep 2020 September 2020 Chapter Meeting
10 Sep 2020 Ash Brokerage: Impending Tax Reform: What it could mean for your clients
26 Aug 2020 August 2020 Chapter Meeting - Greg Valliere
6 Aug 2020 August NexGen Thursday Virtual Happy Hour
23 Jun 2020 Ash Brokerage Long-Term Care Virtual Seminar
18 Jun 2020 Women of FPAKC Gathering - Solissa McKay, Sol Impact Consulting
17 Jun 2020 Family Strategies for Paying for College and the Strategic Use of Student Loans
21 May 2020 CreativeOne: Unlock NQ Annuities to Fund LTC without a Taxable Event
20 May 2020 May 2020 Ethics Chapter Meeting
14 May 2020 Fairway Mortgage: How to Talk to Clients About Home Equity Planning and Compliance Officers
7 May 2020 May NexGen Thursday Happy Hour
5 May 2020 Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. Wade D. Pfau Interactive Webinar Series
30 Apr 2020 CreativeOne: Unlock Qualified Money to Fund LTC Expenses
30 Apr 2020 Kansas State University Personal Financial Professionals Summit
28 Apr 2020 Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. Wade D. Pfau Interactive Webinar Series
22 Apr 2020 Women of FPAKC Gathering - Nathan Astle, Financial Therapy Association
22 Apr 2020 CreativeOne: Digital Covert Ops for a Virtual Webinar World
21 Apr 2020 Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. Wade D. Pfau Interactive Webinar Series
15 Apr 2020 Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. Wade D. Pfau Interactive Webinar Series
27 Feb 2020 Women of FPAKC Gathering - Lauren Conaway, CEO, InnovateHER KC
6 Feb 2020 February NexGen Thursday Happy Hour
15 Jan 2020 January 2020 Chapter Meeting - Michael Kitces
9 Jan 2020 January NexGen Thursday Happy Hour
20 Nov 2019 November Chapter Meeting - Mitch Anthony
12 Nov 2019 Happy Hour Hosted By: HighPointe Financial Group
31 Oct 2019 November NexGen Thursday Happy Hour
25 Oct 2019 Career Day
24 Oct 2019 Women of FPAKC Gathering "What's In Your Networking Toolbox"
9 Oct 2019 October Chapter Meeting - Josh Brown
3 Oct 2019 NextGen Round Table Discussion
19 Sep 2019 Women of FPAKC - "Diane's Career - and Life - Management Tips"
10 Sep 2019 Partner Sponsored Roundtable: Creative Ways to Engage Your Charitable Clients
5 Sep 2019 September NexGen Thursday Happy Hour
21 Aug 2019 August Chapter Meeting - Stephanie Kelton
30 Jul 2019 August NexGen Thursday Happy Hour
11 Jul 2019 NexGen Roundtable Discussion
20 Jun 2019 June Women of FPAKC Gathering
6 Jun 2019 June NexGen Thursday Happy Hour
22 May 2019 May Chapter Meeting - Dan Candura
2 May 2019 May NexGen Thursday Happy Hour
25 Apr 2019 April Women of FPAKC Gathering
16 Apr 2019 Happy Hour Hosted By: Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
4 Apr 2019 NexGen Roundtable Discussion
20 Mar 2019 March Chapter Meeting - Wade Pfau
12 Mar 2019 CFP® Standards Public Forum
7 Mar 2019 March NexGen Thursday Happy Hour
5 Mar 2019 Partner Sponsored Roundtable: Technology
21 Feb 2019 February Women of FPAKC Gathering
19 Feb 2019 FPAKC Advocacy Day
31 Jan 2019 January NexGen Thursday Happy Hour
16 Jan 2019 January Monthly Chapter Meeting
14 Nov 2018 November Monthly Chapter Meeting
8 Nov 2018 November Women of FPAKC Gathering
24 Oct 2018 October Monthly Chapter Meeting
16 Oct 2018 Happy Hour Hosted By: Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
27 Sep 2018 September Women of FPAKC Gathering
19 Sep 2018 September Monthly Chapter Meeting
14 Sep 2018 Career Day
12 Sep 2018 Roundtable Discussion: Charitable Giving
30 Aug 2018 August Women of FPAKC Gathering
15 Aug 2018 August Monthly Chapter Meeting
7 Aug 2018 August NexGen Tuesday Happy Hour
31 May 2018 May Women of FPAKC Gathering
22 May 2018 Partner Sponsored Roundtable Discussions
16 May 2018 May Chapter Meeting
1 May 2018 May NexGen Tuesday Happy Hour
25 Apr 2018 April Monthly Chapter Meeting
21 Mar 2018 March Chapter Meeting

If you have an event that you feel would be of interest to FPA of Greater Kansas City members, please contact Chapter Executive Brandy Johnson at with details. 

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