Join us for our quarterly Elkhart County Estate Planning Council meeting on Wednesday, December 1, to learn more about the current state of Social Security and its future for our clients planning their retirement.

We will gather at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, one of our favorite luncheon spots, to hear more from Cliff Hawkins of Hilltop Wealth Solutions. Mr. Hawkins is a certified financial planner who has become an expert on Social Security and Medicare.

This session will cover how to approach the accumulation phase of a client prior to retirement and how to designate and preserve assets after retirement. Avoiding mistakes in this process and having a good plan can help your clients be more comfortable in their retirement. He will also discuss

  • The future of Social Security
  • Changes to how it is administered
  • How to help clients maximize their Social Security income by choosing the best timing to start benefits
  • Helping survivors in relation to social security

Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 1. The speaker will begin at noon and conclude by 1 p.m.

This event is free for members of the Estate Planning Council. The cost is $35 for nonmembers.

About our speaker:

Cliff Hawkins joined Hilltop Wealth Solutions in 2020 and integrated his practice with the firm. He has over 15 years of experience and a commitment to providing an exceptional client experience.  Having a client-first mentality is a cornerstone of his belief system.

Cliffs’ passion for helping clients stems from growing up in a household where retirement planning did not exist, and retirement was lived paycheck to paycheck. He is committed to providing holistic financial planning and educating his clients to help achieve their financial goals.

Cliff earned a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine from Grand Valley State University and a master’s degree in sports medicine from Michigan State University. When not working he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, working out and playing basketball. He is also involved with Helping Hands of Cass County and volunteering his time as a coach for youth girls’ basketball.

Event Agenda

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