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Continuing Education credit — April 2018

As a subscriber to, you can earn up to 12 hours of CE credit from the CFP Board and the Investments & Wealth Institute.

Please read the articles and answer the questions below. To find the related article, click on the hyperlinked title of the story – both online-only articles as well as stories published in the magazine.

You must answer 8 of the 10 questions correctly to qualify for CE credit.

Financial Planning does not provide a certificate of completion. However, you will receive confirmation if you’ve passed the quiz. Please keep the confirmation for your records. Financial Planning reports results to the CFP Board weekly. The board may take an additional two weeks to post results.

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1. From 2008 to 2017, which Vanguard bond fund pairing with the Vanguard 500 index (VFINX) had the best overall return? *This question is required.
2. Which bond fund pairing with the VFINX had the worst overall return during the same time period? *This question is required.
3. During the 2008 financial crisis, which of these fund categories had the best return? *This question is required.
4. In which year will the new tax law’s doubling of the estate tax exemption end? *This question is required.
5. Under the new tax law, at what percentage is the income tax deduction for pass-through businesses? *This question is required.
6. Which new and amended FINRA rules, effective as of Feb. 5, allow advisory firms to place a hold on accounts if they suspect financial exploitation? *This question is required.
7. To qualify for the Share Class Selection Disclosure Initiative reprieve from monetary penalties, advisors must notify the SEC of their intention to self-report failures to disclose conflicts of interest relating to share classes by what date? *This question is required.
8. Which of these funds has had the best annualized 10-year return since the 2008 financial crisis, at over 20%? *This question is required.
9. As part of the new federal budget, an additional tier of Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount Medicare Part B premium surcharges will be introduced, in 2019, at a MAGI threshold of how much for married couples? *This question is required.
10. Which IRS tax-filing form is specifically geared toward filers age 65 or older, who may need to report Social Security benefits, pensions and retirement account distributions? *This question is required.
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