February Connections Newsletter 2013

The American College - Connections: Inside The DNA of Financial Services
February 2013

Knowledge Summit 2013

The 2013 Knowledge Summit is heading back to Las Vegas for three days full of celebration, education, provocative speakers, and a lot of Las Vegas fun! From November 20-22nd at the Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino, The American College will be bringing the industry together to celebrate your accomplishments and share insights with you. Continuing education credits will be available; consult your tax advisor on participating in these educational programs.


The 2013 Knowledge Summit will feature our 83rd commencement exercises. This is your chance to showcase your hard work and walk across the stage in front of your peers, family, and friends—celebrate your achievements with us in Las Vegas!


We have arranged a terrific roster of influential leaders in the industry, including:

  • Washington Post columnist George Will
  • Congressional Medal of Honor winner Sal Giunta
  • Quincy Krosby, PhD, leading economist with Prudential Annuities
  • Olympian Bruce Jenner on renewing your career
  • A debate on Financial Reform: Too far, or not far enough?

Special Activities

Other optional activities include:

  • A tour of Las Vegas' new Neon Museum.
  • A special trip to The Hoover Dam.
  • A chance to watch your peers battle for financial services supremacy at The 1st Annual American College Bowl.

Interact with thought leaders • Find networking opportunities • Earn CE creditsÂ

Register for the 2013 Knowledge Summit before June 3oth,
and you'll pay $525 — a $100 savings on your main registration fee!

Register Now

Women's Leadership Academy Summit 2013
PACE Recertification

The Latest on the New Healthcare Law – What You Need to Know!

Free 30-Minute Webcast for Alumni Only

Friday, February 8, 2013
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. EDT
Speaker: Arthur B. Tacchino, J.D., Assistant Professor of Health Insurance,
The American College

Current. Relevant. Critical to your Practice.
You may not manage health insurance products, but the new healthcare law impacts tax rates on investments, personal financial planning, and a range of other critical issues for your clients.

Don’t Fall Behind!
Our practical 30-minute webcast will keep you current with the latest, must-know information on key components of the new laws. We’ll discuss the most important considerations you need to know that will impact your practice NOW!

Click below to Register and
Submit your questions

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Boston Live

Visit the New Granum Center Website Today!

Granum WebsiteThe Northwestern Mutual Granum Center for Financial Security is pleased to unveil our new website!

Designed with you in mind, 4 easy-to-navigate sections allow you fast and simple access to what you need when you need it.

What is the Northwestern Mutual Granum Center for Financial Security?

The Center is a place of inquiry, a source for cutting-edge research, a roundtable where producers and company leaders can debate and discuss where the industry is going and must go. The Center acts as a catalyst to boldly engage around opportunities to strengthen the profession.

We invite you to experience the Center’s commitment to you:

  • Explore the legacy of Al Granum, CLU®.
  • Take a sneak peak at our exciting “in-progress” research.
  • Plan to join upcoming webcasts and debates, and view our most recent webcast: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
    2013 – Your Best Year Ever!
  • Stay informed about  current issues with our Washington Update.
  • Learn about our new Executive Impact Initiative.
  • Get exclusive access to the new Granum TODAY Series – eight timeless principles for advisors with fresh audio, video, and assessments.
Visit the Website

 Join our subscription list, and stay tuned for results!

CFP combo classes

CFP® Live Review!

Mark your calendar:
May 22-26
in Valley Forge, PA

The American College is offering a special live CFP® review class targeting the 2013 CFP® exam, so you'll be ready to sit for CFP Board's next exam in July.

The package includes:

  • Comprehensive preparation for your CFP Board exam.
  • All study materials for the CFP® exam, including online access to all textbooks, video lectures, and practice tests!
  • Only $1,200 for the full package1!
  • Limited space available—act now!
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1Students participating in the review class are responsible for their own travel arrangements, lodging, and meals. The $1,200 price includes tuition and study materials but does not include hotel, meals, or travel.

PACE Recertification

Is it Time to Renew Your Designations?
Important  Information about Designation Renewals

Designations subject to the Professional Achievement in Continuing Education (PACE) Recertification include: CLU®, CASL®, ChFC®, CLF®, RHU®, CAP®, REBC®, ChHC®, and ChSNC™.

Find out if you’re required to meet the PACE renewal requirements of your designation(s) from The American College! The PACE certification renewal period is from 1/1/2012 through 12/31/2013.

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Attention CLU®s and ChFC®s: Grow Your Business on DesignationCheck.com

Designation CheckDesignationCheck.com, from The American College, is designed to grow your business and increase your visibility to the public as well as help you create a more discerning consumer.

By opting in to this tool, you help potential clients to locate you as they search credentialed advisors in their area. You also help them learn more about the respected designations offered by The American College.

Click below for more information about how to ensure that you're
listed on DesignationCheck.com.

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Stephanie Walsh Toby Eng, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®

February Alumni of the Month

Toby Eng, CLU®, CHFC®, CFP®, is with McTique Financial Group in Chicago and is a Northwestern Mutual Agent. At McTique, he works extensively with physicians and dentists on their financial wellness, including disability income insurance. Read More >>

Dr. Solomon S. Huebner

Support Your College through Annual Giving!

Year after year, Solomon Huebner put funds into a simple savings passbook to launch The American College. His steadfast dedication helped The College develop into the premier educational institution for the financial services profession.Â

Following in his footsteps, many generous donors have furnished support on an annual basis—helping to provide steady funding and continuing to ensure the success of The American College. Your donation in any amount helps elevate The College’s standards of excellence.

Each year, donors support The College through the Annual Giving Campaign.Â

Join thousands of individuals who proudly support an institution that has grown from offering the CLU® designation to one that offers 2 masters programs and 12 professional designations programs and is launching a PhD program.Â

Your annual participation makes a difference!Â

Please support The College by linking to TheAmericanCollege.edu/Giving or call Rana McNamara at 610-526-1323.

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