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IRA expert Ed Slott has joined the American College of Financial Services faculty as professor of practice. He will contribute to the college’s Retirement Income Certified Professional program and support its faculty focused on retirement distribution planning.

Slott, a CPA, is president and founder of Ed Slott and Co., which provides IRA expertise and analysis to financial advisors, institutions and consumers.

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The RICP coursework is intended to help advisors to understand and execute “sustainable retirement income strategies” that include “best practices in Social Security claiming, evaluating and addressing risks faced in retirement [and] planning for long-term care needs,” the College said in a statement.

“Ed Slott has educated millions on the second half of retirement planning — how to best help clients distribute their hard-earned retirement savings and navigate potential tax pitfalls,” said George Nichols III, president and CEO of the college, in a statement. “Ed has a unique ability to communicate IRA complexities in comment-sense language.”

Slott is a regular presenter on IRA and estate planning strategies at industry events. He created Ed Slott’s Elite IRA Advisor Group, which provides to its members ongoing continuing education on advanced retirement account and tax planning laws.

He is a past chairman of the New York Society of CPAs Estate Planning Committee and editor of the IRA planning section of the CPA Journal.

Slott said he was “honored” to take the position and that through the College’s RICP program he’ll be able to “provide these highly qualified financial professionals with the knowledge they need to confidently guide their clients through some of the most complicated retirement planning strategies.”

The American College was founded in 1927 as a nonprofit educational institution devoted to financial services. It offers master’s degrees in management and financial services as well as a slew of financial planning designations.

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