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Navigating the Retirement Maze with Courtenay Shipley, President of Retirement Planology
Episode 812th January 2021 • The NoVA Business Podcast • Jessica Du Bois & Derek Winn
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Chief Planologist, Courtenay Shipley, has a diverse background in the retirement plan industry providing a unique foundation for her clients in the areas of fiduciary responsibility, investment analysis, and participant education. During her career she has provided institutional investment consulting to qualified retirement plans, developed business strategy for a boutique third party administrator and recordkeeper, conducted over 9,000 education meetings to groups and individual employees, and served the nonprofit market.

Courtenay is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, and is licensed as an investment advisor representative (Series 66). She holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary™ (AIF®) designation through the Center for Fiduciary Studies, the Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist (CRPS) designation from the American College of Financial Planning, the Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA) from National Association of Plan Advisors, and the Certified Health Savings Advisor (CHSA) designation. Since 2015 she has been featured in the Financial Times Top 401 Retirement Plan Advisors annual list, named a Top Women Advisor All-Star by the National Association of Plan Advisors (2015, 2017-2019), and named a 2018 NAPA Young Gun: Top 75 under 40.

Highlights of the episode

  • Top money mistakes for employers and employees
  • What does a financial wellness program consist of?
  • What do employees want in a retirement program?
  • Indexed funds vs actively managed funds
  • Tesla, Bitcoin, and the outlook for ‘hot’ stocks
  • Fintech—where is it at and where is it going?
  • Financial Resources for companies and employees

Get in touch with Courtenay:

Retirement Planology on LinkedIn

Courtenay’s LinkedIn

Resources mentioned on episode:

Mr Money Mustache

Mad Fientist- The path to Financial Independence

Financial Mentor


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