A Life Planning Firm
Welcome to our family firm, my name is Jim Kennedy. Life Planning may be unknown terminology, but it is the very definition of the business we have been developing for over 27 years. In 1989 every client I worked with was gathering information from several different advisors and legal professionals, then trying to compile that information on their own to find the right answers for their situation. Inevitably, everyone I met with had holes or overlap in their plan, that was the genesis of Life Planning. It wasn’t about the answers, it was about asking the right questions that need to be asked for your family’s unique situation. Only then do we begin coordinating and correlating all the answers from all of your financial professionals to send you in the right direction with confidence so that you can live Life on purpose.
As the number of experiences with our clients has grown, so has our knowledge and wisdom. Our vision is to be an industry leader providing continuous Leadership, Relationships and Creativity. All the while we believe in doing things the cowboy way. Our word is our bond and our handshake is more binding than any contract. I encourage you to take some time and read about our approach to planning or simply the cowboy way we live.Contact Us
Password Protection Strategies
Simple steps may help you foil hackers and protect your privacy.
Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
How to help determine life insurance needs to provide for your family after you pass away.
Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.
Even if you’re young and single, you should still consider protecting yourself.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.