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.

Integrating 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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Sidney Divine CFP®, ChFC®, RLP®

Each time I think about Life Planning and how it’s helped me, I can’t help but smile. I first heard about Financial Life Planning when I was relatively new to the finance industry and eager to become successful. I had … Continue reading

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Click video to hear George’s thoughts on How Can Registered Life Planners Help Achieve a Golden Civilization?

Listen to George Kinder’s thoughts on How Can Registered Life Planners Help Achieve A Golden Civilization?
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“The Whole Financial Planning Process is Wrong” Expert Says

“The whole financial planning process is wrong,” says George Kinder, widely recognized as one of the chief educators and influencers in the financial planning profession. But what exactly does he mean, and how does he justify this bold statement? First, … Continue reading

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Jenny Hoff Podcast Interview

March 30, 2017 Read or listen to Jenny Hoff’s interview/podcast with George Kinder Dubbed the “father of life planning” and author of the seminal book on money, “The Seven Stages of Money Maturity,” George Kinder has been an investment and … Continue reading

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How Should Investors Respond to Political Uncertainty?

Here what George told Robin Powell about how investors should respond to political uncertainty.    

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Profiles in Life Planning: Louis Vollebregt #2

Profile: Name: Louis Vollebregt Certifications and memberships: RLP® Business Name: Means in Progress BV Location: Horalaan 14, 6721 KN BENNEKOM (The Netherlands) Website: and Favorite Parts of My Own Life Plan: Doing what matters most; not wasting time … Continue reading

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Profiles in Life Planning: Greet Selderslaghs #1

Profile: Name:  Greet Selderslaghs RLP® Certifications and memberships: Master of Life Planning Business Name: Art of Good Living Location: Zemst and Ternat, Belgium Website: Favorite Parts of My Own Life Plan:    Being life planned makes me feel as … Continue reading

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Profiles in Life Planning: Mary Zimmerman #2

Profile: Name:  Mary Zimmerman CFP®, RLP® Certifications and memberships: Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner Registered Life Planner® Financial Planning Association National Association of Tax Professionals National Society of Accountants Mensa International Nazrudin Project Business Name: PATH Financial Strategies, LLC Location: Chandler, … Continue reading

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