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Documents Clients Need to Keep on File
Course Information
Content Level: Intermediate
NAPFA Subject Area: A-Financial Planning Process
Course Description
Michael Lecours will present an educational session that will untangle the complicated matter of document retention. The rules surrounding which essential documents need to be retained by clients, for how long, and the best way to store them are vague and varied. A misstep can have a negative financial impact on the client. Michael’s presentation will walk the advisor through important documents and retention policies; how to store important documents, both physically and virtually; and strategies advisors can use to get clients organized and keep them organized.
Learning Objectives
  1. Learn how to identify the specific documents clients should retain and for how long.
  2. Find out how to advise on the best way to store specific documents -- whether virtually or physically -- and how to dispose of them effectively.
  3. Understand how to get started developing a document retention strategy for their clients.
Michael Lecours, CFP® 
Michael Lecours, CFP® is a Co-Founder of fpPathfinder. He is also a financial advisor and planner at the Wealth Strategies Team. Michael began his career in advertising where he worked to develop marketing strategies for insurance companies, banks, credit unions, RIAs, and hedge funds. Now, he leverages his background in advertising to distill complex financial planning concepts into straightforward strategies, apply behavioral finance concepts to the planning process and injects a disciplined approach to all facets of the client experience. He has been featured in the Journal of Financial Planning, on the Meb Faber Podcast, in Nerd’s Eye View, and has facilitated a NAPFA Conversation Circle.
Availability: Retired
Initial Cost: Member: $39.00
Non-Member: $59.00
Additional Cost: CFP® CE: $10.00
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
Contains: 2 Courses
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