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David Shapiro

David Shapiro, retired CFP, CLU, ChFC, has trained thousands of financial planning professionals during his 25-year career, helping their clients to better enjoy their retirement. Working with banks, insurance companies, and broker dealers, he has been a major influence in developing leading-edge retirement products. Shapiro is considered one of the top thought leaders on retirement planning and is a much sought-after speaker on the topic. As a highly successful entrepreneur, Shapiro knows about taking action and getting results. His two previous businesses were bought by Safeco Corporation and Wachovia Bank.

A featured columnist in the National Underwriter, he has coauthored two best-sellers, including Annuities (Dearborn Trade Publishing, 2001), which has sold more than 80,000 copies and was quoted in a Supreme Court decision. In 2002, Shapiro was the driving force behind the creation of National Retirement Planning Week and the National Retirement Planning Coalition (www.retireonyourterms.org). In addition to his writing and speaking, you may also see him quoted on retirement issues in business publications, from The Wall Street Journal to Money.