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My new book is about a great civilization. A civilization that thrives with freedom for all, for hundreds, if not for thousands of years. I began the book reflecting on both the economic crisis and the political crisis that we have faced starting with the Banking Crisis of 2008, the subsequent Great Recession, and the distrust of the financial services industry.  Moving on to political turmoil in developed democracies, to surveillance, populism, wars, earth-fears, inequality, cynicism, and distrust, I have looked instead for the systems and structure that would bring the authenticity, exhilaration, and peace of freedom. To find out more information click here…

Life Planning for You by George Kinder

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Life Planning for You

This do-it-yourself book is life-changing and fun. It is also authoritative, written by award-winning global financial thought leader, George Kinder, with former New York Times personal finance columnist, Mary Rowland. The book will inspire you with stories of how people have made the changes they needed in order to live the life of their dreams. Now you can do it, too. In Life Planning for You the founder of Life Planning, George Kinder, puts in your hands this proven technique that can help you design and deliver your own dream life.

About Life Planning for You: “A triumph! Destined to become one of the most influential books of our time. I found it fascinating, refreshing, educational, practical and uplifting. Kinder’s self-help exercises, his case studies, stories and five visions of Life Planning are always inspiring, often deeply moving. He and Mary Rowland provide an exceptional guide to how to find a financial adviser you can trust including a history of the fiduciary movement. In the clarity of his descriptions of Life Planning, he has defined the standard of care against which banks and financial services companies will come to be measured as we move in finance from what he calls a century of sales to an era, global in reach, of empowerment for consumers, delivering freedom. This book is Kinder’s masterpiece.” Steve Conley, former Head of Investments for HSBC and former Chair of Bancassurance Steering Group of British Bankers’ Association

Life Planning for You introduces you to Kinder’s famous 3 Questions and his EVOKE® Life Planning process. The book has a free companion website that leads you step by step through the process, If you would like someone to guide you, the book and website will lead you to a directory of Life Planners trained to help you identify your deeply held goals and develop a Life Plan with the financial architecture to fulfill it. The book and website also introduce you to BERT, the Back of the Envelope Retirement Tool, a simple, easy to use retirement calculator that, with just a few minutes’ work, can help you estimate how soon you can retire. The EVOKE® Life Planning process has been refined over decades and used successfully by hundreds of Life Planners in 25 countries to change countless lives for the better. All that collective wisdom is yours in this book.

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Lighting the Torch

A handbook for financial planners on the EVOKE® Methodology for Life Planning…
Each of us carries within our hearts a “dream of freedom” whereby our lives feel fulfilled and are truly worthwhile. Financial planners offer clients the most comprehensive opportunity to discover and integrate a financial life plan that in fact melds meaning with money. No other professional can help the client unveil his or her most profound dreams and values, and then articulate a financial strategy that empowers successful implementation. The book equips planners with knowledge of the processes for connecting the client’s dreams of freedom with the strategies of financial planning. It describes training in the Kinder Method™ of life planning and a skill set that can provide a consistent and successful process with clients, leading to that moment called “lighting the torch.”

Seven Stages of Money Maturity by George Kinder

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The Seven Stages of Money Maturity

The Seven Stages of Money Maturity is a book that will transform your relationship to money. George Kinder draws on his background as a Harvard-trained, nationally prominent Certified Financial Planner® and a Buddhist teacher to guide the reader toward a full understanding of the spiritual, psychological and practical issues that surround money. Readers will come to see every experience with money as a step toward awakening and a powerful lesson in understanding our relationship with others and with ourselves. Yet the book also reveals market-tested wealth-building skills including practical advice on budgeting and investing and the foundation of financial planning – the identification of goals and choices. While many of us assume that the issues of the spirit and of the marketplace are separate and incompatible, The Seven Stages of Money Maturity shows that it is only by exploring them together that we can attain true peace, freedom, and security in our money lives. Read More

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A sensual, multilayered photographic and spiritual journey to ‘the last Hawaiian place.’