955: The Father of Financial Life Planning, George Kinder
My guest today is called the father of financial life planning. Harvard educated economist turned CPA, turned financial advisor, George Kinder was looking for a deeper way to connect his clients to their values and goals in life. Rather than asking the standard, “When do you want to retire?”, he developed a three-question framework to help clients find their path to freedom and live the life they want to live. He now runs the Kinder institute where he trains other financial planners to help their clients in the same way. What would life look like if we used money to support our goals and dreams?
His books and trainings are all about freedom. In his new book, A Golden Civilization and The Map of Mindfulness, Kinder draws on 50 years as a mindfulness practitioner, over 30 years as a mindfulness teacher, and his experience training financial advisors globally to challenge the basic concepts of economics, our understanding of democracy, of space-time, and our own hearts. His objective is to bring greater levels of freedom everywhere.