Financial Education for Securities, Banking, & Insurance Professionals.

The Best Financial Services Textbooks Available

The American College, premier publisher of distance-learning materials for the financial services field, has created a wide range of textbooks and other learning materials on general financial planning, life insurance, estate planning, income taxation, retirement planning, pension administration, health care, employee benefits, executive compensation, and more.


Used by colleges and universities across the country, these practical resources are researched and written by The American College faculty and are continually updated to reflect the dynamically changing financial services industry.


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Fundamentals of Estate Planning

Author

Constance J. Fontaine


Covers various aspects of estate and gift tax planning, including the nature, valuation, transfer, administration, and taxation of property. Provides a basic understanding of the estate and gift tax system, including strategies of estate planning. Discusses gratuitous transfers of property outright or with trusts, wills, and powers of appointment; use of the marital deduction; valuation of assets; and buy-sell agreements. Covers the client interview, fact-finding, ethical standards, and development of personal estate plans.


14th edition, ©2014

Price: $120

Item Code: HS330-14



Estate Planning Applications

Author

Ted Kurlowicz


Covers estate and gift tax principles with emphasis on life insurance planning applications. Discusses forecasting the gross estate, life insurance trusts, valuation principles, the use of charitable contributions as an estate planning technique, planning opportunities stemming from the marital relationship, the taxation of trusts, implications of employee benefits, and estate freezes. Includes a case study reflecting procedural aspects of estate planning.


12th edition, ©2013

Price: $120

Item Code: HS334-12



Foundations of Estate Planning

Author

Glenn Stevick


Offers an introduction to estate planning and the role life insurance plays in the planning process. Discusses how different types of property are transferred during life and at death, and the tax implications of not planning. Also presents the steps required to settle an estate and discusses the importance of having a will, the gift and estate transfer tax system, state death and estate taxes, trusts and planning estates of business owners.

 

 


3rd edition, ©2013

Price: $65

Item Code: FA271.03.1



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