David Littell

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    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Professor of Taxation
    • Organization:The American College
    • Area of Expertise:Taxation

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    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Taxation
      Summary of expertise:
      David A. Littell, JD, ChFC®, CFP®, is the co-director of the New York Life Center for Retirement Income at The American College and holds the Joseph E. Boettner Chair in Research. Littell is also a professor of taxation at The College. In this position, he is responsible for course and textbook development for HS 326 Planning for Retirement Needs and HS 352 Financial Decisions for Retirement. He is also responsible for the HS 350 course, Understanding the Older Client, and serves as the coordinator for the CASL®program. As co-director of the New York Life Center for Retirement Income which provides education to financial advisors involved in retirement income planning.
      Books/articles published:
      Littell co-authored several books associated with American College courses: Planning for Retirement Needs, Financial Decision Making at Retirement, and The Practitioner's Guide to Advanced Pension Topics. He has also published numerous articles for such periodicals as the Journal of Financial Service Professionals, FOCUS, Compensation and Benefits Management, and Benefits Quarterly.
      Littell won an Article Award from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. He has also served on several CFP® item writing committee groups for the CFP Board of Examiners.
      Educational background:
      Littell holds a BA degree in psychology from Northwestern University and earned his JD at the Boston University School of Law.

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