After We Vote ... What Comes Next?

After We Vote ... What Comes Next?

2020 Election Financial Services
After We Vote ... What Comes Next?
George Nichols III
Oct 27, 2020

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 presented a national sea change in voting rights. I was five at the height of the Civil Rights movement, so the impact was perhaps lost on me at the time. Now, I look back at these necessary and equal protections as a reminder of our civic responsibility. So, no matter your faith or political persuasion, just vote.

As former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once said, “The most important office, and the one which all of us can and should fill, is that of private citizen.” Wise words from a Kentucky native like myself.

Once we count the votes, what comes next? The American College of Financial Services remains focused on how governance affects wealth building, small business planning, Social Security claiming, and more.

Our expert faculty is on the pulse of market thinking – both how it’s priced into the pre-election environment, as well as how it may react to President Donald Trump’s re-election or a change in power to a Joe Biden administration. Faculty continues to assess the potential of additional fiscal stimulus, a CARES Act 2.0, and how it could impact many of the areas noted above. There’s also issues like how the next President may maintain or alter 401(k) vehicles, or how executive and legislative control may affect retirement planning. We already have a November 12 webcast on the calendar to discuss the possible effects on Social Security, Medicare, and other vital support programs. Make sure to join Adjunct Professor of Advanced Planning Steve Parrish, JD, RICP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RHU®, AEP®, American Retirement Association researcher Jack Towarnicky, MBA, JD, LLM, CEBS, and Sandy McCarthy, President of Retirement Services at OneAmerica, for this engaging discussion. CFP® and College CE are available.

The 14 ½ Conference of African American Financial Professionals (CAAFP) was an overwhelming success, shattering all records for the annual event. We're excited to announce that the largest conference of Black financial services professionals is back with more timely, relevant knowledge, including the first CAAFP breakout session, sponsored by Nationwide, on Thursday, November 19. It will feature insights on the Election from Donna Brazile, veteran Democratic political strategist, as well as Ramesh Srinivasan, Professor at UCLA's Department of Information Studies, and Director of UC Digital Cultures Lab, discussing artificial intelligence, proxy discrimination, and the Election. Sign up now.

When the dust settles, we are the educational partner with answers to your most important question: “What does this mean for my clients?”

Across 16 Presidents, The College has delivered the applied knowledge professionals need to grow their business, and their clients need to support their families and build out their retirements.

We stand ready to do that again – not just with our professional designation programs, but through webcasts, white papers, blogs, infographics; anyway we can convey the knowledge you need, when you need it.

Washington, D.C. makes law, then you’re responsible for putting strategies into place that help your clients achieve their financial goals. We’re that intermediary that synthesizes the laws, rules, regulations, and policy proposals into actionable information. It’s a great illustration of our belief that knowledge should always be at the intersection of academic and applied – rooted in theory and explained in practice.

Happy Election Day Month!