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Life Planning for You: How to Design & Deliver the Life of Your Dreams - US Edition Paperback – May 30, 2014
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- Publisher : Serenity Point Press (May 30, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 238 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0979174368
- ISBN-13 : 978-0979174360
- Item Weight : 11.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.54 x 9 inches
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- #26,884 in Personal Transformation Self-Help
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Keep in mind, Life Planning is a relatively new concept in the financial planning world, and is an off-shoot of the financial planning we all think of. Life Planning uses the basic financial planning process and inputs as a jumping off point to help folks better plan the next stages of their lives (retired or otherwise). Life Planning is more in-depth and focused to what makes the individual (or individuals if a spouse/partner is involved) tick -- what really gets them excited about life. Hence, this is much more touch-feely than just puling together and laying out a financial plan.
I've gained some more perspective around what may come next in terms of retirement from reading this book, and if you desire, you have access to Mr. Kinder's website and the tools he has placed out there -- all of these are highlighted in the book. So, as you read the book you are able to put your thoughts into action on the website. Although, if you have a great deal of interest in the Life Planning concept, it's probably worth your time to seek out a Life Planner and actually go through the process with their help.
Randy Smith, CFP®
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Therefore the success in any financial planning is to light up the fire of desire, so that we will embrace the changes that we should make, to live the life as we would like.
George has a really nice way of channelling the human ideas to desires into action.
The end game is to make the individual get off their back sides and live that life we each really rather prefer, compared to the daily slog.
He had intertwined his message with various stories. His experience was interesting.
The book was written to give a rough DIY strategy for the public who wants to do it themselves. He emphasised the benefit of having some professional help from a qualified financial advisers may help.
It would be more useful to have some examples of how the plans can be achieved with the financial plans from the named clients.
Nonetheless, it offered a very simple blueprint for anyone looking into future retirement.
If anything though I would say the book is too idealistic. It assumes everybody has a deeply held desire to do something deep and meaningful they're currently missing out on and whilst that is true for some, it is certainly not true of everybody.
I also found some of the case studies to be a bit boring. Perhaps they would have been more engaging if they were shorter.
Overall I agree with the authors point that financial planners should be working to help clients achieve their goals in life, not simply manage their investments. But not everybody wants to secretly sail around the world or become a rabbi.
As a financial coach, my understanding is that you do not give advice and although there is some interesting self-help here, quite frankly I ended up a little confused.