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November 2011

Save your place for The College's One-Day Summit in Washington, DC!

Join us as College President Dr. Larry Barton, CAP® reviews the state of the College, top industry names present hot topics within the industry, and successful producers share tips and strategy.

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Date: December 2nd, 2011
Time: 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Where: JW Mariott
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

Featured Presentations:

  • Economic and Market Outlook — Quincy Crosby, PhD; Chief Marketing Strategist, Prudential Annuities
  • Regulatory Environment — Allen McLellan, LUTCF, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®; Associate Dean, The American College
  • Securing the Future…Living the Dream — Timothy Radden, CLU®, ChFC®; Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual
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This is a great chance to reconnect with your College, your friends, and fellow Alumni of The American College, while taking part in a great educational program and earning some top-rated Continuing Education credits.

2011 President's Dinner

Following our Alumni Tour on December 2nd, President's Circle Members are invited to join us for a stunning, black-tie gala. Held at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., this event promises to be a fabulous kick-off to the Holiday season!

Available to President's Circle members or by special invitation, the evening promises to be festive, fun, and focused on thanking our alumni for their on-going commitment to The College.

Click here for information about the President's Circle.

But First — The Alumni Tour lands in Dallas, Texas!

November 10, 2011
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco
7600 John Q. Hammons Drive
Frisco, TX 7503
Register Here!

Featured Presentations:

  • Charitable Planning for Your Seat to the Table -- Phil Cubeta, CLU®, ChFC®, MSFS, CAP®; Assistant Professor in Philanthropy, The American College
  • Legislative and Regulatory Environment — Gib Surles, CLU® ChFC®, CFP®, MSFS; President, AALU
  • Selling Life Insurance in a Turbulent Environment — John Oliver, ChFC®, CLU®, CAP®; VP of Field Development, Transamerica/AEGON USA, INC

Don't miss this day of practical tips for growing your practice!
To reserve a table of 12, please call (610) 526-1477
or visit

Dr. Barton on Bloomberg Television:
Obama's Student Loan Program's Pros and Cons

Advisors are often asked about the soaring costs of college tuition; new college graduates in the U.S. are facing poor prospects when they enter the job market. In response, President Obama yesterday released plans to repackage student loan programs. As he did so, Bloomberg Television asked our President, Dr. Larry Barton, for his reaction. In this three minute interview, you'll learn what you need to know about this issue.

The Wealth Channel Magazine Fall 2011 issue available now!

We are proud to announce that The Wealth Channel Magazine, Fall 2011 issue, is available now for immediate download. This issue is our largest yet and is focused on retirement, with topics including:

  • Distribution portfolios
  • The value of deferring Social Security benefits
  • Succession planning
  • Effects of healthcare reform on Medicare
  • ESOP income

Click to read the interactive magazine »

Also, watch these Wealth Channel Magazine contributors discuss their articles in depth on

Ken Cochrane talks about the evolution of fee-based compensation for retirement planning
Click to watch »

Mary Quist-Newins, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP® speaks with Cindy Hounsell, President of the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) about the specific risks facing women as they prepare to retire and the different circumstances for men and women while in retirement.
Click to watch »

Steve Tarr speaks with Tom Hegna about finding simple solutions for retirement planning
Click to watch »

Wealth Today has a new format! Starting November 1st, tune in daily to find the latest in financial services information, from news and events to research and tips for building your business—all in the time it takes to brush your teeth. Hosts Kevin Lynch and Katy O'Leary will keep you in the know and in the now.

Three Ways to Finish Strong in 2011: Use Your College's Resources to Boost Your Performance!

The American College has the tools you need to build your practice:

1. Plan ahead and lock in your CFP® certification exemption now. You only have until December 31 to take action that will earn you a permanent course exemption should you decide to pursue your CFP(r) certification in the future.

Call 888-263-7265 or visit to learn more.

2. LUTC or FSS online courses are proven ways to drive your income higher. We have ELEVEN courses to choose from starting in November and December: Prospecting, Financial Planning, Retirement Planning, Life Insurance, Annuities, Meeting Client Needs, Personal Markets, Estate Planning, Long-Term Care, Business Insurance, and Marketing Financial Services to Women!

Reserve your space now by calling 888-263-7265
or visiting

3. Offer the innovative Certificate in Paraplanner Development to your support team. This program is all online -- including the exams -- and it's priced at only $199 to deliver great financial planning knowledge to your team with minimal expense. Learn more at

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