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What is Comprehensive Financial Planning?

Click the sections below to find out more about each part of the comprehensive process used by our skilled financial planners in Rapid City for clients in many different walks of life and industries across South Dakota..


Definition of Financial Planning

The process of helping individuals discover what brings meaning to their life and supporting that quest through the efficient management of their financial resources.

Definition of Professional Financial Planning

Engaging a trained professional in the process of helping individuals discover what brings meaning to their life and supporting that quest through the efficient management of their financial resources.

What Does A Financial Planner Do?

Most people think of financial planning as designing a coherent investment strategy. While that is certainly what we do for most of our clients, it is only a fraction of everything our skilled financial planners in Rapid City do for those we meet with. We offer personal financial planning that is in our client’s best interest.

We also help our clients with becoming financially independent, designing tax strategies to lower their tax bite, planning how they want to distribute their assets upon death, determining appropriate types and amounts of insurance coverage, protecting their assets from frivolous lawsuits, managing their cash flow, and improving their relationship with money.  

At KFG we made a list of all of the things we do for our clients. We’re at 106 things so far . . .

Who Needs A Financial Planner?

Almost everyone can benefit from having a financial advocate in their corner. Our specialized skills are specifically focused on giving financial planning services, investment advice, and financial therapy to business owners, professionals, and retirees.  Some of the reasons that people initially seek our  help include the sale or purchase of a business or real estate, a pending retirement, receiving an inheritance, an insurance settlement, change in health, investment losses, a marriage or divorce, or the loss of a spouse or parent.

Surveys show that most people benefit from financial planning. In 2010, the Financial Planning Association and Ameriprise surveyed over 3,022 people who had either an income or investment net worth greater than $50,000. Those with plans were more confident in their financial futures (49 percent, versus 25 percent of those without plans). They felt prepared for retirement (42 percent of people versus 16 percent). They felt more in control of their financial future (50 percent versus 29 percent).

Free Initial Consultation

Kahler Financial Group offers a free initial consultation with one of our skilled financial planners in Rapid City for retirement, businesses, investment, or personal wealth management. We welcome the opportunity to spend time with you, discussing your individual needs, asking and answering questions, reviewing our unique services, and confirming that KFG is the best fit for helping you achieve your financial goals. Please note that there will be no specific investment or financial planning advice given at this meeting.

How do you find a comprehensive financial planner who integrates your humanity with the dollars and cents? The difference between a traditional financial planner and one that practices financial life planning is significant. The former focuses on the dollars and cents of making good financial decisions, while the later adds the more complex human component to the process. Since researchers tell us that 80% to 100% of all financial decisions are made emotionally, any financial planning process that excludes the psychological aspect is second-rate.