Which of the following individuals currently covered by Medicare Part A will not have any of their expenses covered by Medicare Part A? Evan – who spent one week in hospice care before losing his battle with cancer. Felicia – who was treated by her doctor for strep throat Greg – who needed a walker…

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Frank carries an H0-3 policy with $400,000 of coverage and a $1,000 deductible. It would cost $600,000 to rebuild Frank’s house. How much will his insurance company pay on a $100,000 claim related to a fire that started in Frank’s kitchen? $79,000 $82,333 $83,333 $99,000 CLICK TO REVEAL ANSWER Expand B is the answer. Frank…

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CFP Board Updates The CFP Board recently announced the 2020 Registered Programs Conference will be held virtually this year on December 15 and 16, 2020. The conference provides the opportunity for approved educational programs to receive valuable updates from the Board, as well as connect with colleagues and the Board. To learn more about the…

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Nancy recently received $250,000 from her mother’s life insurance policy. She wants to use a portion of the money to fund her son’s college education that currently costs $10,000 a year and she anticipates an 8% yearly increase. Nancy can earn 7% on her investments and the overall inflation rate is 3%. Nancy’s son will…

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Which of the following individuals would typically qualify for accelerated death benefits under their term life insurance policy? Ida, who is expected to die within 7 months from cancer Jacob, who is expected to die within 10 months from AIDS Kay, who is expected to die within 3 months from kidney failure All of the…

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Course:  Estate PlanningLesson 3: Understanding Trusts and Trust Documents Student Question: In the example, I would think Northwestern would have a future, contingent interest as their interest is dependent upon the death of the wife. But the feedback tells me it’s a vested interest. Do we assume death is inevitable and, therefore, not a contingent-worthy contingency? EXAMPLE: During the life of…

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A client received an annual salary from his employment of $40,000. He was a 50% owner of both a C Corporation and an S Corporation. The C Corporation had net profits of $20,000 and the S Corporation had income of $10,000. Neither corporation made a distribution. The client’s revocable trust had income of $5,000 but…

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Course:  Estate PlanningLesson 7: Transfer Taxation IV – Generation-Skipping Transfers Student Question: Regarding the example below, would the death of the father Stephen not move Andrew one step up, making him only one generation below Mrs. Jones? Would this not remove the Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax? EXAMPLE: Upon her death, Mrs. Jones left her estate in trust to provide income for life to…

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Terry received a notice from the IRS correcting a math error on his individual income tax return. As a result, Terry owes $1,000 in taxes, penalties and interest. Which of the following is the most likely penalty or interest assessed against Terry? Understatement penalty Failure to file penalty Fraud penalty Underpayment penalty CLICK TO REVEAL…

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Course:  Retirement PlanningLesson 7: Income Distribution Planning for Qualified Plans Student Question: Regarding the after-tax example: Wouldn’t the full $10,000 hardship come first from the $80,000 that was contributed pre-1987? Don’t you exhaust the $80,000 before concerning yourself with the exclusion ratio? From the Course: Once the pre-1987 after-tax contributions have been withdrawn, or if none existed, all other after-tax contributions are withdrawn on…

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