George Kinder

Internationally recognized as the father of the Life Planning movement, the Harvard-educated Kinder is the Founder of the Kinder Institute of Life Planning. He has been a practicing financial planner and tax adviser for over 30 years.

His books, The Seven Stages of Money Maturity and Lighting the Torch, The Kinder Method of Life Planning, are considered by many to be seminal works in the burgeoning field of Life Planning. The mantra “Model Integrity, Deliver Freedom” is his message to the financial services sector on how to fix a broken system.

The Kinder Institute trainings are recognized world-wide as the standard for trainings in client-adviser relationship skills. The KI website,, provides a listing for the general public of over 2000 trained advisers on six continents and in 23 countries. There are nearly 300 Registered Life Planners® fully trained and certified worldwide. Kinder was recently listed in Professional Adviser's annual review as one of the 50 Most Influential People in the world of financial advice. In addition to his trainings, Kinder has delivered keynote addresses at the Institute of Financial Planning (IFP), the Personal Finance Society, the Pims Conference and the EFPA in Madrid. He was a keynote presenter on a 7 city Fidelity tour in the UK and, in the US, has been invited to speak at the national conferences of Charles Schwab, Smith Barney and the Financial Planning Association, among others. He has appeared on many radio and television programs and has been profiled in a variety of publications over the past decade, including The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Citywire, New Model Advisor, Money Marketing, IFA Life, Adviser Magazine, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Businessweek, Newsweek, The New York Times and Money Magazine.

Winner of numerous industry awards, in 2006 he won the first-ever “Heart of Financial Planning Distinguished Service Award” from the 30,000-member Financial Planning Association for his work as an ‘innovator and influencer’ in the profession. Lee Eisenberg, author of the best-selling The Number, devotes 20% of his book to Kinder and the Life Planning movement. He writes about him as “…a dynamic, captivating presenter of ideas…dazzles a crowd.”

Kinder currently spends several months per year in the UK and divides his time between his offices in Massachusetts and Hawaii.

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