The Tools & Techniques of Financial Planning, 11th edition, is part of the popular Leimberg Library. It continues to provide complete coverage of the principles, processes, and practice of financial planning. This book is a must-have resource for any planner who desires a well-organized approach for explaining financial planning strategies to clients and is concerned with the suitability of the products offered.
Part of the popular Tools & Techniques Series and Leimberg Library, the 12th Edition of The Tools & Techniques of Financial Planning continues to cover the core components of financial planning, as well as income tax planning, risk management, insurance planning, and legal issues that are important to financial planners. Presenting the complete principles, processes, and practice of financial planning, this must-have resource offers planners a well-organized approach for explaining financial planning strategies to clients while also ensuring the suitability of products being offered. In addition to providing helpful charts, handy checklists, and insightful case studies, The Tools & Techniques of Financial Planning, 12th Edition, features: - Client-oriented materials that place the emphasis on the planner's relationship with the client - Technologies that can be used to assess--and work with--the client's individual financial goals and behavioral characteristics - In-depth coverage of issues that can affect a client's financial goals, such as healthcare reform, long-term care planning, and tax law changes - Planning techniques for clients with special needs and circumstances, such as aging, disability issues, elder care scenarios, and nontraditional relationships. - Highlights of the 12th Edition - A new chapter on wills and trusts--covering the basics of both types of instruments for financial planners, who are not lawyers, yet need to know the essentials of how both types of tools are designed and put into practice - A new chapter on selecting the right fiduciaries--explaining the roles played by attorneys, trustees, accountants, and other professionals who help to make up the client's planning team - Newly updated tax information--providing the latest rates and planning strategies for long-term financial planning goals, including major purchases, education, and retirement funding - Content throughout that is more tightly connected to the CFP Boar's Principal Topics and ethical requirements for CFPs
The 18th edition of The Tools & Techniques of Estate Planning provides the tools and techniques that every estate planner, financial planner, and insurance professional needs to help their clients preserve their assets under current law. It is completely updated and delivers numerous enhancements including new guidance on Data Gathering and Analysis; Death Tax Apportionment; Digital Assets, and much more.
The insurance industry has become more and more creative in developing policies that are flexible enough to meet consumers needs while maintaining a reasonable cost. As a result, insurance and financial advisory professionals must stay current with the newest techniques and latest tools that have emerged. The expert authors of The Tools & Techniques of Life Insurance Planning, 6th Edition, have delivered a resource that helps you do just that. It delivers: � Detailed information about the entire range of life insurance products that can be used by estate and financial planners in a wide variety of circumstances � Planning techniques for retirement income needs, estate and gift tax avoidance, estate liquidity needs, and long-term care planning � Plain-language descriptions of the tax consequences of various life insurance products and strategies that plans can use to minimize tax liabilities � Planning techniques for individuals and businesses, including key personnel policies and buy-sell agreements � Coverage of advanced topics, such as 103 exchanges, the transfer-for-value rule, and the use of life Insurance products for charitable gift planning The Tools & Techniques of Life Insurance Planning, 6th Edition, Delivers the Expert Insight and the Tools You Need to Utilize Life Insurance in the Most Effective Ways This latest edition includes new and expanded coverage of: � Strategies for life insurance planning that take into account higher tax rates and the new Net Investment Income Tax � Expert advice on how to modify existing life insurance plans in light of recent changes to portability rules and the increased estate tax exemptions � Updates on DOMA/same-sex marriage issues and their effect on life insurance planning for new and existing clients � Insight in to how state-level changes to dynasty trusts and the Rule against Perpetuities (RAP) affect life insurance planning � Enhanced buy-sell agreement strategies � Information about entity redemption as a technique for providing estate tax liquidity
The Tools & Techniques of Investment Planning, 4th Edition helps practitioners demystify the process of investing by providing practical insights into the strengths and weaknesses of different investment approaches and asset classes, and highlights strategies for managing portfolios in the contemporary investment climate.
Risk analysis has become critical to modern financial planning Financial Forecasting, Analysis and Modelling provides a complete framework of long-term financial forecasts in a practical and accessible way, helping finance professionals include uncertainty in their planning and budgeting process. With thorough coverage of financial statement simulation models and clear, concise implementation instruction, this book guides readers step-by-step through the entire projection plan development process. Readers learn the tools, techniques, and special considerations that increase accuracy and smooth the workflow, and develop a more robust analysis process that improves financial strategy. The companion website provides a complete operational model that can be customised to develop financial projections or a range of other key financial measures, giving readers an immediately-applicable tool to facilitate effective decision-making. In the aftermath of the recent financial crisis, the need for experienced financial modelling professionals has steadily increased as organisations rush to adjust to economic volatility and uncertainty. This book provides the deeper level of understanding needed to develop stronger financial planning, with techniques tailored to real-life situations. Develop long-term projection plans using Excel Use appropriate models to develop a more proactive strategy Apply risk and uncertainty projections more accurately Master the Excel Scenario Manager, Sensitivity Analysis, Monte Carlo Simulation, and more Risk plays a larger role in financial planning than ever before, and possible outcomes must be measured before decisions are made. Uncertainty has become a critical component in financial planning, and accuracy demands it be used appropriately. With special focus on uncertainty in modelling and planning, Financial Forecasting, Analysis and Modelling is a comprehensive guide to the mechanics of modern finance.
With the passage of the far-reaching Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, financial advisors, planners, and insurance professionals are in need of up-to-date, reliable tools and expert insights into income tax planning techniques. The new 6th Edition of The Tools & Techniques of Income Tax Planning provides all of that in abundance. All chapters have been completely updated to reflect the many changes brought about by the Tax Act. New and revised material includes: A chapter on Section 199A Qualified Business Income Deduction for pass-through entities Tax treatment of spousal support payments mandated by divorce and separation agreements Updated AMT calculations Information on accounting methods and depreciation rules Like-kind exchanges and Opportunity Zone investments And much more! And, as with the first five editions of this valuable resource, readers benefit from: Detailed explanations of complex real-world tax issues Easy-to-read explanations of how various tax strategies work and when they should and should not be employed Clear, thorough examples that show exactly when certain tax rules apply, and how planners can help their clients avoid "tax traps" that can lead to unexpected and unnecessary tax liability Comprehensive explanation of investment-related tax concepts which help investors and planners devise tax-efficient strategies Thoughtful, independent advice about the best strategies for specific situations Every area of tax planning covered in this book is accompanied by the tools and techniques you can use to: help your clients successfully navigate the latest income tax rules and regulations; quickly simplify the tax aspects of complex planning strategies; and confidently advise your individual clients as well as small- and medium-size business owners.
Exploring the Human Element of Financial Planning Communication Essentials for Financial Planners tackles the counseling side of practice to help financial planners build more productive client relationships. CFP Board’s third book and first in the Financial Planning Series, Communication Essentials will help you learn how to relate to clients on a more fundamental level, and go beyond "hearing" their words to really listen and ultimately respond to what they're saying. Expert coverage of body language, active listening, linguistic signals, and more, all based upon academic theory. There is also an accompanied set of videos that showcase both good and bad communication and counseling within a financial planning context. By merging written and experiential learning supplemented by practice assignments, this book provides an ideal resource for any client-facing financial professional as well as any student on their pathway to CFP® certification. Counseling is a central part of a financial planner's practice, and attention to interpersonal communication goes a long way toward progressing in the field; this guide provides practical instruction on the proven techniques that make a good financial planner great. Build client relationships based on honesty and trust Learn to read body language and the words not spoken Master the art of active listening to help your clients feel heard Tailor your communications to suit the individual client's needs The modern financial planning practice is more than just mathematics and statistical analysis—at its heart, it is based on trust, communication, and commitment. While interpersonal skills have always been a critical ingredient for success, only recently has this aspect been given the weight it deserves with its incorporation into the certification process. Communication Essentials for Financial Planners provides gold-standard guidance for certification and beyond.
The personal, household, and consumer finance field is growing quite rapidly, especially as universities and policy makers see the need for additional research and clinical application in this dynamic area of study. Currently, the profession is advancing towards the stage where professional practice becomes increasingly evidenced-based. Financial Planning and Counseling Scales provides educators, researchers, students, and practitioners with a much needed review of reliable and valid personal assessment scales and instruments that can be used for both research and clinical practice. In addition to presenting actual scales and instruments with applicable psychometric details, the book also includes an overview of measurement issues and psychometric evaluation.
TheFT Guide to Analysis for Managersgives you the 12 core methodologies that will make the way you evaluate business data and information more effective and more business-focused. Learn the fundamentals of these techniques and you’ll be able to analyse the performance and competitive fitness of both your own company and your competitors more effectively and take better strategic decisions about the future direction of your business. The top 12 tools covered, in a straightforward, practical style, are: · BCG Growth/Share Portfolio Matrix · Competitor Analysis · Financial Ratio and Statement Analysis · Five Forces Industry Analysis · Issue Analysis · Product Life Cycles Analysis · Scenario Analysis · Macroenvironmental Analysis · SWOT Analysis · Value Chain Analysis · Driving Forces Analysis · Win/Loss Analyis STRONGER ANALYSIS DELIVERS BETTER BUSINESS RESULTS TheFT Guide to Analysis for Managerswill help you make sense of today’s complex, chaotic, globally competitive environment. It will hone your strategic thinking, and give you an improved understanding of the competitive terrain, which in turn will help you steal a march on your competitors. Effective analysis of your competition, environment, organization, and strategy will help you deliver the following: • Early warning of potentially developing opportunities or emerging threats in your competitive environment. • An objective and arm’s-length assessment of your organization’s relative competitive position. • The ability to help your organization to more quickly and easily adapt to changes in the environment. For each form of the indispensable 12 methods of analysis covered, the authors present clear descriptions, context, rationales, strengths, weaknesses, step-by-step instructions, and case study examples. The result: a book you can rely on to meet your strategic challenges, and address your business challenges, whatever your role, industry, or environment. About the authors Babette E. Bensoussanis Managing Director of The MindShifts Group, a company specializing in competitive intelligence, strategic planning, and strategic marketing projects in the Australasia region. Babette is widely recognized and sought after for her international expertise in competitive analysis and has provided mentoring and training to executives and organizations to assist with the delivery and implementation of competitive intelligence. She has undertaken major studies for and consulted togovernment departments, global Fortune 500 companies as well as mid-sized firms,and has undertaken over 300 projects in a wide range of industries and markets. In 2006 she was recognized for her work in this field by being presented with the highest and most prestigiousinternationalaward in the field of competitive intelligence-the SCIP Meritorious Award. Craig S. Fleisher holds the Windsor Research Leadership Chair and is Professor of Management, Odette School of Business, University of Windsor, Canada. Craig is a past President and Fellow of the International Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, founder and inaugural chair of the Board of Trustees of the Competitive Intelligence Foundation (Washington, DC), founding editor of the Journal of Competitive Intelligence and Management and a founding member of the International Association of Business and Society. Craig has authored and edited ten books in the areas of applied strategy; competitive intelligence analysis; and performance management, most recently Business and Competitive Analysis (FT Press, 2007).
Author: M. J. Alhabeeb
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Featuring key topics within finance, small business management, and entrepreneurship to develop and maintain prosperous business ventures With a comprehensive and organized approach to fundamental financial theories, tools, and management techniques, Entrepreneurial Finance: Fundamentals of Financial Planning and Management for Small Business equips readers with the necessary fundamental knowledge and advanced skills to succeed in small firm and business settings. With a unique combination of topics from finance, small business management, and entrepreneurship, the book prepares readers for the challenges of today’s economy. Entrepreneurial Finance: Fundamentals of Financial Planning and Management for Small Business begins with key concepts of small business management and entrepreneurship, including management tools and techniques needed to establish, run, and lead business ventures. The book then delves into how small businesses are operated, managed, and controlled. General finance skills and methods are integrated throughout, and the book also features: Numerous practical examples and scenarios that provide a real-world perspective on entrepreneurship and small business management A brief summary, list of key concepts, and ten discussion questions at the end of each chapter to prepare readers for the challenges of today's economy A practical guide to the complete life of a small business, from establishing a new venture to training and developing young entrepreneurs tasked with maintaining and developing a prosperous economy An in-depth discussion of the entire process of writing a successful business plan, including the rationale, significance, and requirements Techniques needed to solidify the free enterprise tradition, develop entrepreneurial strategies, and grow small businesses Entrepreneurial Finance: Fundamentals of Financial Planning and Management for Small Business is an ideal textbook for upper-undergraduate and first-year graduate courses in entrepreneurial finance within business, economics, management science, and public administration departments. The book is also useful for MBA-level courses as well as for business and management PhD majors as a resource in methodology. The book is also an idea reference for entrepreneurs, business managers, market analysts, and decision makers who require information about the theoretical and quantitative aspects of entrepreneurial finance.
Critical insights for savvy financial analysts Financial Planning & Analysis and Performance Management is the essential desk reference for CFOs, FP&A professionals, investment banking professionals, and equity research analysts. With thought-provoking discussion and refreshing perspective, this book provides insightful reference for critical areas that directly impact an organization’s effectiveness. From budgeting and forecasting, analysis, and performance management, to financial communication, metrics, and benchmarking, these insights delve into the cornerstones of business and value drivers. Dashboards, graphs, and other visual aids illustrate complex concepts and provide reference at a glance, while the author’s experience as a CFO, educator, and general manager leads to comprehensive and practical analytical techniques for real world application. Financial analysts are under constant pressure to perform at higher and higher levels within the realm of this consistently challenging function. Though areas ripe for improvement abound, true resources are scarce—until now. This book provides real-world guidance for analysts ready to: Assess performance of FP&A function and develop improvement program Improve planning and forecasting with new and provocative thinking Step up your game with leading edge analytical tools and practical solutions Plan, analyze and improve critical business and value drivers Build analytical capability and effective presentation of financial information Effectively evaluate capital investments in uncertain times The most effective analysts are those who are constantly striving for improvement, always seeking new solutions, and forever in pursuit of enlightening resources with real, useful information. Packed with examples, practical solutions, models, and novel approaches, Financial Planning & Analysis and Performance Management is an invaluable addition to the analyst’s professional library. Access to a website with many of the tools introduced are included with the purchase of the book.
Author: Bradley T. Klontz, Sonya L. Britt, Kristy L. Archuleta
Money-related stress dates as far back as concepts of money itself. Formerly it may have waxed and waned in tune with the economy, but today more individuals are experiencing financial mental anguish and self-destructive behavior regardless of bull or bear markets, recessions or boom periods. From a fringe area of psychology, financial therapy has emerged to meet increasingly salient concerns. Financial Therapy is the first full-length guide to the field, bridging theory, practical methods, and a growing cross-disciplinary evidence base to create a framework for improving this crucial aspect of clients' lives. Its contributors identify money-based disorders such as compulsive buying, financial hoarding, and workaholism, and analyze typical early experiences and the resulting mental constructs ("money scripts") that drive toxic relationships with money. Clearly relating financial stability to larger therapeutic goals, therapists from varied perspectives offer practical tools for assessment and intervention, advise on cultural and ethical considerations, and provide instructive case studies. A diverse palette of research-based and practice-based models meets monetary mental health issues with well-known treatment approaches, among them: Cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapies. Collaborative relationship models. Experiential approaches. Psychodynamic financial therapy. Feminist and humanistic approaches. Stages of change and motivational interviewing in financial therapy. A text that serves to introduce and define the field as well as plan for its future, Financial Therapy is an important investment for professionals in psychotherapy and counseling, family therapy, financial planning, and social policy.