By Brian Thompson, Forbes, 12/31/2020
By Will Robbins, New Model Adviser, 12/23/2020
By David Gardner, Daily Camera, 12/13/2020
By Danika Waddell, Xena Financial Planning, 12/8/2020
By KI Staff, PR Newswire, 12/5/2020
By Chuck Jaffe, Seattle Times, 12/5/2020
By BB Webb, XY Planning Network, 11/13/2020
By Anne Tergesen, The Wall Street Journal, 11/15/2020
By Ollie Smith, New Model Adviser, 9/16/2020
By Andy Jervis, Chesterton House, 9/16/2020
By Tsering Namgyal, BuddhistDoor Global, 8/22/2020
By Ian Bloom, OpenWorldFP.com, 8/13/2020
Registered Life Planner® Ian Bloom of Open World Financial Planning shares the final installment of the three post series he started after his EVOKE® training in Hana last January. It’s been an eventful and transformative six months!
By Don Ezra, DonEzra.com, 7/31/2020
Don Ezra shares his recollection of a speech Ed gave at an AICPA conference many years back and adds his perspective now after reading Ed’s book, Appreciative Moments. As a Lead Trainer for the Kinder Institute, Ed dedicated much of his time to helping financial planners build trustworthy relationships with their clients and helping those clients discover lives of profound meaning.
By Ryan W. Neal, Financial Planning, 7/23/2020
Neal raises some questions about the misleading content financial advisors might be facing when it comes to sharing information via other less qualified social influencers. Registered Life Planner® Ian Bloom shares his own strategies for combatting disinformation.
By George Kinder, Financial Planning Today, 7/10/2020
Keeping in mind the principles of EVOKE®, George Kinder shares four tips for holding Life Planning virtually. These tips are inspired from Kinder Institute’s own experience converting its trainings from residential to virtual.
By Evan Cooper, Investment News, 6/2020
Registered Life Planner® Cristina Livadary, co-founder of Mana Life Design was named one of Investment News’ 40 Under 40.
Purpose And Profit: 4 Keys To Creating A Profitable Mission-Driven Business
By Brian Thompson, Forbes, 6/9/20
Brian Thompson Financial wrote about George Kinder’s Three Questions in this article for Forbes about creating a profitable, mission-driven business. The tactics are Passion, Vision, Strategy, and Tactics.
By Kris Amliwala, Voyant Blog, 6/4/20
How do you help your clients adjust their life plan when their post retirement plans center on travel? Registered Life Planner® Kris Amliwala shares some ways that financial planners can work with their clients to redirect their life plans until it becomes safe to travel.
By Gill Cardy, Money Marketing, 6/3/20
Registered Life Planner® Gill Cardy says financial planners’ “priorities are changing, but our advice is important for clients,” quoting George Kinder’s letter to life planners at the start of stay at home orders in an article for Money Marketing.
By Larissa Fernand, Morningstar, 4/20/2020
George Kinder is quoted in this Morningstar, Inc. article about a couple choosing to use “quarantine found time” to life plan themselves with George’s Three Questions.
By George Kinder, Financial Planning Today, 4/6/2020
Some thoughts from our founder George Kinder regarding the coronavirus and how we can look to the future:
“Wisdom must be our guide as we emerge from this crisis. We must ask ourselves how we want to be as a culture, as a species, and as a civilization. These are really important questions that get to the essence of who we are/must be on this planet.”
By Mary Kane, Kiplinger’s Retirement Report, 4/2/2020
A recent Kiplinger’s Retirement Report article featured life planning , following the story of a couple whose financial adviser “instead of just reviewing their investments and budget, asked more wide-ranging questions about the couple’s values and beliefs, and whether their financial goals reflected them.”
By Ann Marsh, Financial Planning, 3/26/2020
George Kinder’s interview with Financial Planning about life planning and mindfulness speaks to how the industry’s been affected by the coronavirus. RLP®s and assistant trainers Cristina Livadary and Brad Tafoya weigh in with some recent experiences from their life planning practices.
By Steve Conley, New Model Adviser Citywire, 3/20/20
Steve Conley, Master of Life Planning and Registered Life Planner® wrote an article for New Model Adviser Citywire about the benefits of not running a roboadviser, and not having to be regulated by the FCA. Steve, a Chartered Financial Planner®, is able to work from home.
Chartered Financial Planner in Spain Jonathan Holdaway Reveals the Importance of Hiring a Life Planner
By Jonathan Holdaway, The Olive Press, 3/1/2020
Jonathan Holdaway shares his experience at a recent 2-Day Seven Stages of Money Maturity Workshop and gives an explanation of why financial life planning is the more comprehensive choice when it comes to financial advice.
By David Sterman, RIA Intel, 2/19/2020
Our training programs, the 5-Day EVOKE® Life Planning Residential Training and the 2-Day Seven Stages of Money Maturity Workshop were highlighted in a recent article for RIA Intel, where George gave an interview.
By Ian Bloom, OpenWorldfp.com, 2/13/2020
In his second article about the EVOKE® 5-Day Life Planning Residential Training in which he recently participated in January, Ian Bloom shares how the process of being life planned feels and how his personal and professional life has changed in the month since.
By Brian Plain, BrianPlain.com, 2/8/2020
Capturing the importance of the 3 Questions against the backdrop of the collective recognition of our own mortality, Brian Plain writes, “This present moment is all that is promised to us. And that makes right now the best time to start living your life with greater intention and alignment towards what matters most to you and your family.
By Jeff Spitzmiller, AlohaPlanning.com, 2/7/2020
Jeff Spitzmiller captures the reasons why someone should consider life planning instead of just financial planning in a blog for his firm, Ohana Life Planning:
“So how can a life planner help you? They give you the permission to dream and to reignite those long-forgotten passions. To create a life that provides you freedom, joy, and fulfillment. To realize that beyond a career you should be looking for your mission in life. Getting paid to do what you love along with finding joy outside of work. Things that showcase your energy and passion. To realize that your life can be better. That typically the only person standing in your way is you!”
By Meg Bartelt, Flowfp.com, 1/29/2020
Meg Bartelt shares a personal story of her experience at the 5-Day EVOKE® Residential Training in Hana and how it has made her think of how she will frame her role as a financial planner moving forward. She captures well the role of the life planner and the importance of deep listening.
By Cristina Livadary, Manafld.com, 1/24/2020
After assisting with a recent 5-Day EVOKE® training, Cristina defines Life Planning and how it is different from financial planning on the Mana Financial Life Design blog. She shares when clients would want to choose a life planner over a financial planner. Spoiler: It’s Every Time!
By Justin Castelli, JustinCastelli.io, 1/24/2020
Justin Castelli describes the “Next Episode” of Financial Advising as one where the goal is a “deeper, more meaningful relationship, with the adviser walking alongside their clients through their financial lives.
By Ian Bloom, OpenWorldfp.com, 1/23/2020
Ian Bloom of Open World Financial Planning shares his career story and 2-Day Seven Stages of Money Maturity workshop experience in the first installment of a three-part series on his blog. Ian saw life planning as a way to put his clients’ needs first.
By Blair duQuensey, thebellecurve.com, 1/6/2020
In this article, Blair discusses using George’s famous 3 Questions to emulate the clarity we have about living a life of purpose when we experience one of life’s curveballs. Being proactive about creating a life plan helps us to navigate our lives without being forced to make life-altering financial decisions in moments of stress.