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
Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
How Does Your Credit Score Compare?
Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.
When Heirs are Imperfect
The money problems or bad lifestyle habits of adult children could lead to the squandering of any inheritance they receive.
As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.
If you find it hard to attain personal life goals, there’s an app for that!
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
Here’s a list of 10 questions to ask that may help you better understand the costs and benefits of long-term-care insurance.
In the face of divorce, making changes to insurance coverage may be overlooked.
In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Despite recent tax-law changes, many Americans are expected to pay the AMT this year.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.