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Stronger Together: Confronting the COVID-19 Crisis

Stronger Together: Confronting the COVID-19 Crisis

During a historic market disruption, you need the confidence knowledge provides. The American College of Financial Services is here to help. In this time of unprecedented change, we’re working to provide valuable insight and expertise that can change people's lives for the better. We’ve compiled essential information from our thought leaders, faculty, and industry experts to assist advisors and their clients during this period of uncertainty.

News Mentions
Alumni Stories
External Resources

Information for students regarding exams and CE credit can be found on our COVID-19 Exam FAQ page.



There are no boilerplates on how to handle the COVID-19 crisis, so you must learn as much as you can, as fast as you can. The best way: a four-part webcast series with the nation’s top thought leaders.


Day by day, we continue to navigate uncharted economic territory. In our monthly retirement planning webcast series, Steve Parrish, New York Life Retirement Income Center co-director, is joined by industry experts to look at ways to address these new challenges and more. Watch now.


RICP® Survey Tracks How COVID-19 Is Affecting Americans' Finances

Survey Says: Despite increased anxiety over market volatility, retirement investors are staying the course. Read more from The College’s esteemed retirement income thought leaders as they discuss client reactions and the importance of building a long-term plan that protects against financial turmoil.

In Times of Crisis: Seven Estate Planning Tips For Your Retirement

Your clients may be in a situation where they feel compelled to quickly create a “panic will” or update their estate plan due to fear of sudden death from COVID-19. Here are seven tips that can help start the process that leads your clients to instituting the estate planning arrangements they want and need.

Social Security During a Pandemic: Five Factors to Consider

Deciding when to claim Social Security benefits is an important question in the COVID-19 era, and early or late, it can have a big impact on your clients’ financial security. Our guide on claiming Social Security during a pandemic offers some perspective and guidance that will help you steer clients on the path to weathering the current storm AND building a secure retirement.

Small Business Planning in the Age of COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic changing all the rules of financial planning and turning people's lives across the country upside-down, few are more subject to the economic impact of the virus than small business owners. Retirement Income Center co-director Steve Parrish speaks in this audio interview about the perils of the new status quo and some glimpses of light at the end of the tunnel.

News Mentions

The College’s thought leaders have been hard at work sharing their insights on how to maneuver through these difficult times, from the intricacies of retirement planning to the aid and relief available to your clients through the CARES Act. You can find our most recent coverage here.

Alumni Stories During Trying Times

It's at times like these, in the midst of a pandemic and separated from our friends and loved ones, that we begin to understand the depth of our College community.

Now, more than ever, our alumni need to be heard, and we're proud to share alumni stories and reflections during this challenging time. We want to hear from you! Share your stories and motivational moments with your fellow industry professionals by emailing and tag your social posts with #tacstories and #strongertogether. Check back with us and join the conversation as we share these regularly through our social media channels.