Tax Update | Joel Bruckenstein | To Charge or Not to Charge White Paper | Engage Prospects and Non-planning Clients
January 2018  
Happy New Year From All Of Us At PIEtech!

Now that we’re a couple weeks into the new year, it’s good to look ahead and think about what the year may bring. We stand by our mission of providing you with innovative financial planning software because we believe everyone needs and deserves a quality financial plan. 

We expect 2018 to be a fun-filled year of new tools and software enhancements, new integration partners, an expansion of our consumer engagement offering and so much more. Thank you for a great 2017. Here’s to an even better 2018.


Tax Calculations Update


Effective January 1, 2018: Updates have been made to include changes in qualified contribution limits, federal and state tax rates, Social Security factors (including COLA), Medicare Part B values and the unified estate and gift taxes. Additional updates were made to align with the the new Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, specifically the income tax bracket, standard deductions, personal exemptions and estate tax exemption changes.

Effective January 19, 2018 after 9:00 PM ET: additional updates will be made in MoneyGuidePro® to reflect changes in long term capital gains taxes and state and local tax deductions.

You do not need to take any action to receive this update. Please note, the majority of plans will change based on these updates. We suggest reviewing your plans before meeting with clients.


Joel Bruckenstein Reviews PIEtech's Financial Freedom Tool


Financial Freedom is a new consumer engagement tool within MoneyGuidePro® that is designed to help clients control their debt and start saving. This tool, along with bliss, the Retirement Compatibility Game for couples, is included in the MoneyGuidePro® subscription at no additional cost through June 2018. 


To Charge or Not to Charge?


As a financial planning software company, we are often asked by advisors how much other advisors charge for financial planning and how (fee structure) they charge. View the results  of the recent PIEtech® survey of over 1,400 advisors.


Engage Potential Clients with a Quick Prospect Plan


Promote your financial planning capabilities to prospects and non-planning clients by creating a Financial Goal plan with a Quick Intro conversation. There are several tips and talking points along the way to help ease into difficult conversations, such as life expectancy, Social Security and long term care. The best part, all of this data is stored so you can move from Quick Intro into more in-depth conversations at a later time. 


Upcoming Webinars

Multiple dates available for each training.


Getting Started: Software overview, learn about best practices, integrations and how to present and interpret results.

Intro to Plan Creation: You'll work through a sample case study and scenarios to effectively build a quality financial plan.

Intro to Plan Delivery: Learn to interpret plan results and how to best present them. Gain experience with the Plan Summary, Custom Reporting, Client Portal and Snapshot tools.

Employer Stock Options: Master the entry and analysis of employer stock options. Practice everything from entering stock info to vesting schedules and grants.

Life Insurance & Long Term Care: Risk management is an important part of any plan. Get a complete overview of the Life Insurance, Long Term Care and Disability Needs Analysis features.

Creating Reports: Learn how to use our standard report templates or create your own custom templates.

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