Navigating the Student Debt Crisis

December 05, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Red Lion Hotel
4751 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA

"Student Loan Repayment and The Hidden Importance of Taxes Filing Strategies"

Since mid-2016, more student loan borrowers are now using Income Drive Repayment (IDR) methods than traditional loan repayment methods. This shift in loan repayment shift the playing field from interest rates and terms to properly managing a clients AGI. As student debt exceeds 1.56 trillion dollars and affecting over 44 million borrowers, more advanced tax and financial planning will need to be applied. A simple adjustment in tax filing or retirement contributions could deliver hundreds of additional dollars in a person cashflow per month.

• Discover the importance of tax filing and IDR repayment methods

• Learning the tax impact of federal consolidation and private refinancing

• Understand the relationship of loan structure options to tax filing Paying for College:

"Proper debt structure, asset utilization and taxes"  The cost of college and the increase for advanced degrees has resulted in a different approach to funding education. Currently, advice is fragmented and the need for a holistic focus is needed. Paying for college is not just a 529 plan but requires advanced financial planning and tax strategies to lower the net cost. Get the insights needed to add this new revenue source to your business.

• Proper use of financial assets, debt structure and school selection

• Advantages for the business owners

• Tax strategies for the high nets and grandparents

The course will be filed for 3 credits: Insurance, CFP, and CPA.

With special guest Speaker Fred Amrien 

    Fred Amrein is the founding principal of Amrein Financial and College Affordability LLC. Fred earned an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor of Science degree with dual majors in Accounting and Marketing from St. Joseph’s University. He attained the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation from the American College in Bryn Mawr.
    Mr. Amrein is the author of the book, “Financial Aid and Beyond: Secrets to College Affordability”. He has also developed Pay For ED software which includes 3 solutions to help families before, during and after college. Pay For ED software can help families analyze college costs, financing options and student loan repayment. The three software solution are College Cost Analyzer, In-College Payer and the Student Loan Repayer. Fred also developed the College Funding & Student Loan Advisor (CFSLA) course to help financial advisors add college funding and student loan repayment into their practice.
    He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week and other national publications. In addition, he appears on various media programs speaking about personal financial topics, mostly educational funding and student loan repayment issues. Fred is also involved with student financial literacy programs.
    Professionally, he was a board member of the National College Advocacy Group (NCAG) and a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA). He has established a reputation as a college funding expert with both the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and Independent Educational Counselor Association (IECA). Both organizations are leading professional membership groups in the college decision consulting process.
    On a personal level he has been married for 32 to his college sweetheart. Fred has three daughters who have all graduated from college on time and were employed in the major that they studied in college. His family’s experience included school changes, academic major changes and one being a student athlete. He enjoys golf and tennis along with spending time with family and friends.




$80.00 1st Time Guest at Member Rate (to be used once per person)

$160.00 FPA Non Member (Repeat Guest)

$0.00 Pre-Paid 2019

$80.00 FPA Member

$420.00 FPA Member Dec 2019 meeting PLUS Pre-Pay 2020