Author Archives: George Kinder

About George Kinder

George Kinder is known globally as the leading thinker in the financial Life Planning movement, dedicated to deliver freedom with integrity to consumers worldwide. Also known for his photography, poetry and spiritual wisdom, he is described in Professional Adviser's annual review of the "50 Most Influential People" in the world of financial advice: "George Kinder, Founder of the Kinder Institute of Life Planning, is widely recognized as the pioneer of the life planning model. The creator of an original concept which puts peoples' core life values at the heart of the advice process, he is a true visionary. His institute's training, which focuses on the human aspect of planning, is regarded by advisers as the gold standard. A life sector legend, the Harvard-educated industry veteran has been an adviser and tax planner for over thirty years and has won many industry awards. Kinder is a regular as a keynote speaker at industry events and conferences and his knowledge and know-how of the life planning sector is second to none. But Kinder's expertise stretches way beyond the adviser realm - he is also an artist, photographer, poet, spiritual leader and author. " Kinder's website lists nearly 3,000 advisors on 6 continents who have taken his programs. He views his mission as bringing a deserved reputation for integrity back to the financial services sector and making the core ethos within financial services the delivery of a process for freedom to every human being on the planet. Visit for more information.

A Message from George Kinder Regarding the Recent Protests

Dear Life Planners,   I write to you full of empathy for communities of color, who feel the impact of the coronavirus disproportionately and are subject to the effects of a racist system that disadvantages them economically and socially, endangering their … Continue reading

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Changing the Conversation From Money to Vision™

By Joan Sharp, CFP®, RLP®, CeFT™, CAP®, MSFS In my work at River Family Advisors, I refer to myself as a Family Advisor rather than a financial planner. Every person is part of a family; this is where money stories … Continue reading

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A Message to Kinder Institute Life Planners Regarding the Coronavirus

Dear Life Planners, My heart is with you during these uncertain times. I know it is hard to keep everything balanced, yet I have faith that if ever there was a community ready to take on the challenge of keeping … Continue reading

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What does ‘Financial Freedom’ mean to you?

By Rahul Agarwal In recent times, there has been a proliferation in usage of the term Financial Freedom across media platforms, be it a personal finance show, a financial planning article, or advertisements by financial services’ companies. While this comes … Continue reading

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Taking Financial Life Guidance to the Next Level

By Frankie Corrado My father, Frank Corrado and I co-founded our firm, Blue Blaze Financial Advisors, on a concept called “Financial Life Guidance”.  Financial Life Guidance embraces the important life situations clients face, explores the range of options at their … Continue reading

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Michael Bibb RLP®

There is nothing special about me. In my 48 years on the planet, I have no sporting badges or trophies of merit from my younger days. I am Joe Ordinary. So, let us begin and hopefully some sparks will fly, … Continue reading

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Morgan Ranstrom CFA, CFP®, RLP®

Each time I think about Life Planning and how it’s helped me, I can’t help but smile. I started the Registered Life Planning program in the Spring of 2016 at a 7 Stages of Money Maturity workshop in Chicago. At … Continue reading

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The Fourth Question

By Adam Wells Each time I think about Life Planning and how it’s helped me, I can’t help but smile. The dictionary definition of the verb evoke means to bring a feeling, memory, or picture into the mind.  ‘the smells, sounds and … Continue reading

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Integrated Life Planning

The small man builds cages for everyone he knows. While the sage, who has to duck his head when the moon is low, keeps dropping keys all night long for the beautiful rowdy prisoners.                         Hafiz Written by Miriam Whiteley … Continue reading

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Life Planning Success Stories

by Randy Gardner  4/19 Yesterday, I awoke in a funk, wondering how I could come up with a second case in less than a month. I had lots of work to do getting ready for upcoming presentations and, thankfully, only … Continue reading

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