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
Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction
The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.
Social Security: The \$64,000 Question
One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.
What Is a Stretch IRA?
If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?
Not only can D&O insurance provide financial protection, but it can help improve an organization’s decision-making.
Do you have an estate strategy? You should.
The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.
Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.
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