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How Much Money Equals Wealth?

How much money do you need to have to be considered rich or wealthy? The best answer is "it depends," considering your definitions of rich and wealthy. Are they terms defined by one’s net worth,...

Creating Money to Fund Social Security

In two recent columns, I discussed two reasons not to worry about the possibility of "defunding" Social Security. First was the unlikelihood of Congress and the President ending Social Security...

Trump’s Tax Avoidance

Every once in a while, a breaking news story is on a topic that I actually understand. The September 27 New York Times article, "Long-Concealed Records Show Trump’s Chronic Losses And Years Of Tax...

Funding Social Security Without Payroll Taxes

Last week I pointed out the strong improbability of Social Security failing despite President Trump's promise to support eliminating the payroll taxes that fund it. Accomplishing this would require...

What’s new at Kahler Financial Group?

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Kahler Financial Group website. We encourage you to come and see what it is all about.  You can check out all of our updates by clicking the link...

Defunding Social Security? Highly Unlikely

I received this email from a long-time retired reader. "I've been reading a lot of stuff that says we may not have Social Security income before too long. This concerns me, of course—if my partner...

COVID And The Costs of Online Learning

By the time he was eight, my son knew he wanted to become a mechanical engineer. He also was clear that he would attend the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, one of the better value...

Financial Therapy Workshop Offering

Money skills are the 21st century’s survival skills! You may have a great education, a successful career, or be the best in your field… but if you don’t understand how to make sound money decisions,...

Seven Successful Investing Habits

Ever since Stephen R. Covey published The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in 1989, we’ve seen variations of “Seven Successful Habits” on about everything. Here is my version as applied to...

How To Cope With COVID Financial Stress

Someone recently asked me, “How can people avoid financial stress during this pandemic?” As a financial planner and financial therapist, my only honest answer has to be, “Most Americans can’t.” The...

“What Would People Think” Money Scripts

I recently wrote a column about an aging friend who, after years of doing it himself, hired someone to clean out his gutters. His reasoning was that at this stage in his life he had more money than...

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

Request an AppointmentSee the 106 Things we do for our clients