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Tag: financial life planning

Financial Life Planning: A Job, a Career, or a Calling?

Is the work you do to make a living a job, a career, or a calling? Recognizing the difference can pay you great dividends in many ways. A job is a paid position of regular employment that puts bread on the table but doesn’t necessarily provide a lot of satisfaction or...

When “Financial Planning” Is Not Financial Planning

Whenever I surf television cable news channels, I can’t help but notice the plethora of ads for financial planning. Some of them sound compelling, even to me. I often find myself thinking, “Dang, that’s exactly what we do.” Then I notice the...

Finding a Financial Life Planner

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....

The Spiritual Aspect of Financial Planning

Watch this video on YouTube What does spirituality have to do with financial planning? That was my first thought when Stephen Brody, CFP, ChFC, EdD, contacted me about being interviewed for his doctoral dissertation on “Assessing Spirituality in Financial Life...

Most Planners Could Use A Little Psychology

This week I was honored to speak to the Financial Behavior in Retirement Summit in Chicago on Monday.  Pamela Black, of Financial Planning News, was there and covered my remarks.  She quotes me as saying, “We need more skills than what we learned in CFP courses. We...