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  • Publications

    Theodore J. Sarenski, CPA/PFS, CFP®, AEP®, CEO & President, Blue Ocean Strategic Capital

    June 2013

        New Reports Show Challenging Financial Outlook Continues for Social Security and Medicare


    February 2013

    USA Today Article, by John Waggoner: 5 Things You Should Know About Social Security

    Ted Sarenski is on the front cover of the February 2013 issue of Financial Planning Magazine and is quoted in an article:    

    15 Tax Moves for Right Now (Ted is quoted under 1. Face The Medicare Surtax). 


    January 2013

    The AICPA has made available Synched Audio / Video / Slides from Ted Sarenski’s discussion on the topic of:

    Social Security: Strategies for Optimizing Your Clients’ Benefits and Other Social Security Issues

    To view please click here: Optimizing Social Security (please note it may take a few seconds to upload)


    The  2013 AICPA Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conference is an  intensive, high-level even that will help you address the 2013 post-election  issues impacting personal financial planning. It’s the first major professional  financial conference that addresses post-election changes head-on with the most  advanced technical, all-encompassing learning programs featuring critical  insights and high-level guidance directly from the experts on the latest techniques,  investment strategies, and changes in estate & tax legislation to ably and  accurately advise your clients.

    Date:                         Jan 21 – Jan 23, 2013
    Location:                 Aria Resort and Casino       Las Vegas, NV


    The Adviser’s Guide to Social Security: Unlocking the Mystery of Retirement Planning

    Ted was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Personal Financial Planning Division’s committee that helped draft the AICPAs position paper on the privatization of Social Security proposed by President Bush in 2005.

    Since 2006, Ted has spoken at the Annual AICPA Personal Financial Planning conference on the topic of Social Security teaching CPAs from across the country on the intricate nuances of the system.  He has been asked by many state society of CPAs, the Financial Planning Association, Estate Planning Council and private groups to give a presentation on Social Security to their organizations and clients as well.

    Ted was interviewed for a 45 minute segment of NPR on the topic of retirement and Social Security in 2009.  In 2011, Ted authored “The CPAs Guide to Social Security” that is now for sale through the AICPA (The Adviser’s Guide to Social Security: Unlocking the Mystery of Retirement Planning) He has updated the guide for 2012 and 2013 to keep it current with law changes.



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