Held at KU Edwards Campus - Regnier Hall in Overland Park, KS


Discover How to Create a Retirement Plan in Your Best Interest

Tuesdays, May 16 & May 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

- OR -

Thursdays, May 18 & May 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Seating is limited. Register today!

Introducing Retirement Masterclass

Retirement Masterclass is a retirement workshop that covers the three main areas of retirement planning. This workshop is designed for those 50 and up, who are looking to develop a comprehensive retirement plan. Traditional retirement “planning” consists of a stack of statements, a diversified pie chart and social security benefits. This workshop will show you how to create your own 21st Century Retirement Plan.


The retirement workshop is designed to provide individuals who have recently retired or will be retiring in the next 15 years with accurate and up-to-date retirement information. Retirement Masterclass was created because of the lack of proper financial education in all areas of retirement.


This 4-hour workshop (broken up into 2 nights) provides retirement planning information and strategies for those 50 and up. The topics and subjects vary from traditional retirement planning, strategies to maximize Social Security Benefits, how to start managing taxes in retirement now and create tax-free income, the impact of bear markets, and the importance of bucketing your retirement savings, Attendees will increase their awareness of the overall risk in the markets, as well as why retirees could face a higher tax bracket in the future. It is not designed to give specific solutions to individual needs.


This is not a financial seminar or annuity dinner seminar; this is a financial workshop of study where you will leave with the knowledge and confidence to make better financial decisions in all areas of your retirement.

Discover How to Create a Retirement Plan in Your Best Interest:

• Define your ideal retirement with a concrete plan that aligns with your core values.

• See the latest academic research to maximize your retirement savings.

• Discover why your retirement plan needs to consist of more than a stack of statements and a diversified pie chart.

• Obtain the strategies, tools, skills and objective information to confidently prepare for the retirement you deserve.

This Workshop Will Address The Following Topics:

 Tax planning in a volatile market.

 How to decide the best method of taking out your money at retirement.

 How to maximize your Social Security benefits.

 How to align your investments to meet your income needs in retirement.

 How to best maximize your Social Security Benefits around your retirement assets.

 Gain an understanding on why your retirement tax planning could be on sale right now.

 How to maximize ROTH conversions in a down market.

 How to know if you advisor is working for you or the firm.

 Retirement tax saving strategies to mitigate taxes before and after retirement.



Event details

Held at KU Edwards Campus – Regnier Hall

12610 S Quivira Rd

Overland Park, KS 66213


Tuesdays, May 16 & May 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

– OR –

Thursdays, May 18 & May 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

On-location workshop sizes and seating are limited to ensure your safety, so register today!
Advance registration is required.

About Your Presenter

Kyle Hammerschmidt

Retire Ready Academy

My goal is to empower you to make more informed decisions about your financial lives and show you how to better protect and potentially increase your wealth, while possibly reducing your retirement taxes. This is all done by using an informational-based approach to your retirement.


Many pre-retirees and retirees I have met are working with financial professionals who may not have their best interest at heart. All they have to show is a stack of statements, a diversified pie chart, hidden and confusing fee schedules, and no real plan. All decisions in your own best interest start with proper retirement information and an investment of time!

About Retirement Masterclass

Our mission is to deliver straightforward and engaging retirement information for adults between the ages of 50 – 70. The workshop was established to help you make informed decisions on all areas of your retirement including healthcare in retirement, social security benefits, tax minimization strategies for retirement, investment & legacy planning.


The workshop was designed to provide you with tools and strategies that will allow you to build a comprehensive retirement plan and commit to “getting smart” about key elements on your plan. It will help guide you on how to build and keep your wealth with advanced tax minimization strategies and investment planning.

Who Retirement Masterclass is for:

  • Individuals who are recently retired or retiring in the next 15 years
  • The majority of your retirement savings are in tax-deferred accounts and you are worried about future taxes in retirement
  • Your retirement plan consists of a diversified portfolio, a social security statement and a “Naked Investment Plan”
  • Individuals wanting to increase their financial literacy and create their own holistic retirement plan… (Income Distribution Plan, Investment Plan and Tax Minimization Plan)
  • Investors seeking guidance on how investments, strategies and stock markets apply to them specially
  • Understand the difference between fiduciary and non-fiduciary advice
  • Learn how to Optimize your Social Security around your assets and pension
  • How to create a bucket plan strategy with your investments
  • Why ROTH conversions and TCJA could impact your retirement

Workshop Outline

By the end of the Masterclass, you should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of comprehensive planning.
  • Strategically claim your Social Security benefits in a tax-friendly manner.
  • Develop a tax-efficient income withdrawal plan for your retirement.
  • Know the difference between fiduciary and non-fiduciary.
  • Develop your own bucket strategy with your investments.
  • Know what mistakes to avoid when working with an advisor.
  • Determine if ROTH Conversions fit inside of your plan.
  • How to factor in market volatility and stress test your retirement plan.
  • Strategies to consider if you want to potentially increase your monthly net income in retirement.

Income Planning

  • Create an efficient income distribution plan by properly filing for social security in a manner that optimizes your benefits around the provisional income formula and tax status of your assets.
  • Learn the impact of filing early, on time or late.
  • This section shows you how to maximize cash flow in your retirement.
  • Qualifying for Social Security, benefit for spouses, working and claiming benefits, surviving spouse considerations and potential changes to the program.
  • Traditional Withdrawal Strategies vs. Tax-Efficient Withdrawal Strategies.
  • Details matter and managing them correctly means more income for you in retirement.
  • Get the answer for “Where am I going to get income from”.
  • How to properly structure your Withdrawal Plan and run multiple scenarios.

Tax Minimization Planning

  • No one likes to pay taxes but ignoring this planning issue can be one of the greatest risk inside of a retirement plan.

  • Why you could possibly face a higher tax bracket in retirement.

  • Learn about the 3 dates that have shaped baby boomers and their retirement planning.

  • How the TCJA has created a great opportunity in most pre-retirees lives to start reducing or possibly eliminate your retirement tax bill.

  • A tax-deferred saver has a giant target on its back and why Uncle Sam might be looking at you first to solve the challenges he faces.

  • Learn why retirees could lose more to taxes on their Social Security benefits than by claiming a less than maximum strategy.

  • Why you need a Tax-Focused approach in retirement.

  • How to implement a ROTH conversion strategy.

  • The lack of tax planning will ultimately be the difference between the taxes you paid and the taxes you could have planned.

Investment Planning

  • Learn how to invest without using a crystal ball.

  • Challenges and investment risks that come with each type of investment strategy.

  • Gain an understanding of the MATH on your Investment Plan.

  • Why “Naked Investing” can cause a lot of sleepless nights.

  • What record low-interest rates, record high volatility and buying high and selling low mean.

  • The money cycle mistake that can make or break the longevity of your investments.

  • Learn how to bucket your money using a time horizon and needs assessment.

  • Different types of investment strategies that are being used right now.

  • Determine if an annuity is a good fit for your retirement.

  • How to buy time and reasons you may want to continue to buy low and high in retirement.

Enroll Now

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