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
Surprise! You’ve Got Money!
Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.
Social Security: The Elephant in the Room
Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.
Alternative Investments - Going Mainstream
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.
Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.
Five strategies for managing your student debt.
Do your insurance needs stay the same when the nest empties?
Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?
Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.
Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.