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Join us in Lansing for the FPA of Michigan Advocacy Day!

YOU are invited (and encouraged) to participate at the FPA of Michigan 2023 Advocacy Day in Lansing on Thursday, June 8th from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Take time to make a difference in YOUR profession instead of having the difference be made for you by people who do not know what you do.

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FPA MI | Women & Finance Knowledge Circle's Café at Zoom

Wednesday, April 19th | 9:30 am to 10:00 am | Virtual

Join us at our monthly Coffee Café! The Women & Finance Knowledge Circle Café provides 15 - 20 minutes of randomized casual, one-on-one networking. Meeting in the Café is a low-stakes, easy way to connect with other female financial planning professionals.

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FPA MI | Lunch & Learn Grand Rapids

Wednesday, April 26th | 11:30 am to 1:00 pm | CityFlats Hotel

Join us for lunch and a presentation entitled "Medicare – Medicare Supplements vs. Medicare Advantage Plans" presented by Paul J. "Chad" Creasey, Jr., CLU of RCB & Associates, LLC.

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FPA MI | Welcome to the New Old Frontier

Wednesday, May 3rd | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | Virtual

Please join Carlin Calcaterra, co-head of Ares’ Financial Advisor Solutions Team (FAST), for a discussion surrounding the growth of private markets, traditional barriers to entry and the structures that have enabled broader access to the asset class. FAST serves as the firm’s asset allocation specialists, providing our partners with research, education and tools that demonstrate the diversification and performance benefits that private market investments can offer within a broader portfolio. We look forward to sharing our insights and discussing best practices for scalable deployment of private market solutions across your client’s portfolios.

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FPA MI | NexGen Happy Hour Meet-Up

Thursday, May 18th | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Virtual

Join us at our NexGen Virtual Meet-Up! The Meet-Up is open to all financial planning and allied professionals who are "new to their career". We welcome and encourage financial planning students to join as well! So join us as we learn from one another and build new friendships! *If you can't join us for the whole time, that's okay . . . jump on/off when you can!

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FPA MI | Women & Finance Knowledge Circle Event

Tuesday, May 23rd | 10:00 am to 1:00 pm | Topgolf in Auburn Hills

Calling all ladies . . . Join us for a morning of fun, golf and socializing at Topgolf in Auburn Hills. Topgolf and food are included in your registration. Seats are limited!

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FPA MI | Professional RoundTable & Case Study

Wednesday, May 24th | 8:30 am to 10:00 am | Southfield

As a financial planning professional, you appreciate and believe that financial planning has the power to improve lives. Have you ever wondered how other caring professionals dispense advice, both technical and behavioral, for their clients’ benefit? If so, we invite you to participate in this interactive case study and round table discussion to share your wisdom as well as to hear from your peers

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FPA MI | Women & Finance Knowledge Circle Happy Hour

Thursday, June 22nd | 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Ann Arbor

Ladies, being together is long overdue and we can't wait to see you for a fun happy hour event with power networking and beer tasting at Homes Brewery Campus in Ann Arbor.

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The FPA of Michigan 2023 Symposium date has been set! Be sure to mark your calendar and look for more information to be available in the coming months!

JA Finance Park

Every child has a dream, a vision for what their future can be. The mission of JA Finance Park is to provide students with opportunities to make those dreams a reality. Students will have the rare opportunity to experience their personal financial futures first-hand.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Looking to give back? The JA Finance Park program culminates in a hands-on budgeting simulation at our JA Finance Park facility in Detroit. The facility provides an incredible background to demonstrate personal financial management and showcase career pathways to middle and high school students.  Volunteers assist students navigate their “day in the life of an adult” at the park, and answer questions about basic finances, budgeting and investing to add value to the curriculum learned in class prior to their JA Park visit. To volunteer, click on the "Finance Park Sign Up" link below.

Over the years, many of our FPA members have volunteered at the Park. Members found it be a great experience and the students were eager to learn and were very appreciative for the opportunity! If you do schedule a date to volunteer, please let us know and perhaps you could even snap a photo for social media. If you have additional questions, please contact [email protected].

Finance Park Sign Up

Attention Kalamazoo Area Members: The FPA is working on kickstarting a Southwest Michigan community in the Kalamazoo area with in-person meet-ups over breakfast, lunch and/or at some local breweries if anyone is interested! These informal meet-ups will be intended for financial planners and allied professionals of different experience levels and business models to meet, network and discuss relevant topics. 

We envision shooting for getting together quarterly. Some ideas are: collaborating over a case study, inviting an expert to talk to a small group (i.e., attorney, CPA, medicare expert, or similar) to lead us in a discussion, or simply to meet-up and share what's on our minds, talk about what challenges/successes we are facing, or maybe play some golf or another social activity as a fundraiser for a local charity.


If this might be of interest to you, please click here to complete a short, two-minute survey so we can gather information on preferred day(s) of the week, frequency, best time and topics of interest. Once we tally the results, we will begin planning our first event to be held in June! 


Please do not hesitate to reach out with any comments or questions to our education committee member, Brad Gill ([email protected]) or Mary Medonis, FPA of Michigan Chapter Executive ([email protected]).

Journal of Financial Planning

Read the April issue of the Journal of Financial Planning.

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Did you know? For those members who want information physically in their hands, FPA has designed the Journal of Financial Planning Research Quarterly, a publication mailed to all members which contains research from the previous three months. This new addition to the FPA content is a free membership benefit and will be in everyone’s mailboxes this month unless they have opted out to receive mailings. We hope all members take advantage of receiving it! 

Introducing the FPA Business Hub

Explore thought leadership content and solutions from experts and vendors across financial services with the new FPA Business Hub. Access this curated online library of timely and downloadable content on more than 10 critical topics. With a mix of technical, management, and professional development content, the Hub is designed to meet your needs. The Hub already features 40+ downloadable pieces of content and more will be added regularly. Access the FPA Business Hub today!

FPA and CNBC co-branded 'Money Matters' Newsletter'

Want the latest investments and personal finance headlines delivered to your inbox twice each month? FPA and CNBC are collaborating to publish the co-branded Money Matters newsletter exclusively for FPA members. Delivered twice each month, the newsletter delivers the latest headlines from CNBC that you need to read. Opt-in for Money Matters now

FPA Member Title Protection Town Halls

The legal recognition of the term “financial planner” through title protection is FPA’s long-term advocacy objective. We will be working over the next couple of years to define our strategies and identify the threshold standards for competency and ethics that anyone proclaiming to be a financial planner should meet. As an FPA Member, we need you to share your thoughts and opinions.

Over the next several months, FPA leaders will hold a series of virtual town halls with FPA Members and we want you to participate! These town halls are your opportunity to share your questions and ideas that will help shape the potential threshold standards and strategies the Association may employ in pursuit of this lofty goal. Please consider registering for one — or all — of these upcoming virtual town halls.

To register for an upcoming FPA Member Town Hall, click here.

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