The Beat Goes On
Last month in this column, we teased readers with the hint that a couple of well-respected columnists would be joining the Journal of Financial Planning lineup. The drumbeat of progress continues, and we’re proud to announce that Mitch Anthony and George Kinder, CFP®, RLP®, have joined the Journal as regular columnists in 2013.
Each will write two columns during the year for the Journal. Mitch Anthony is founder and president of Advisor Insights Inc. and author of several books, including From the Boiler Room to the Living Room, Your Clients for Life, The Cash in the Hat, The Bean Is Not Green, and his influential The New Retirementality. He also has co-written StorySelling for Financial Advisors, Defining Conversations, and Your Client’s Story.
Anthony’s first column for the Journal, “Proper Positioning for a More Profitable Practice,” appears in this issue (page 42). An author of rare insight, he understands that practice management and client service do not exist in separate universes. A stable, well-run practice is likely to provide better service to clients. Conversely, focusing on improving your value to clients inevitably leads to the kinds of clarity, efficiency, and accountability that can make a positive impact on your firm’s bottom line. It was precisely this relationship between business practices and client focus that prompted the Journal to expand its practice management coverage.
Our other new columnist, George Kinder, is internationally recognized as the father of the life planning movement and is founder of the Kinder Institute of Life Planning. He is the author of The Seven Stages of Money Maturity and co-wrote Lighting the Torch: The Kinder Method™ of Life Planning, the latter published by FPA Press. His debut “Life Planning” column is scheduled for the Journal’s April issue.
Each year, we rotate a few columnists on and off our roster in an effort to provide you, our readers, with a fresh and varied selection of voices representing the financial planning profession. Kinder and Anthony join a prestigious group of columnists for 2013 that includes Rick Adkins, H. Jude Boudreaux, David M. Cordell and Thomas P. Langdon, Harold Evensky, Jon and Eileen Gallo, Jonathan Guyton, Vern C. Hayden, Peter C. Katt, Ross Levin, Betty Meredith, Dan Moisand, Jerry A. Miccolis and Marina Goodman, Mark W. Riepe, Lewis J. Walker, Bill Winterberg, and the trio of Randy Gardner, Leslie Daff, and Julie Welch.
That’s a veritable who’s who of financial planning thought leaders, and we hope you’re looking forward to reading their ideas as much as we are to publishing them.
Consider these changes in concert with the addition of Michael E. Kitces, CFP®, CLU, ChFC, RHU, REBC, as practitioner editor in 2012, the addition of John E. Grable, Ph.D., CFP®, as academic editor this year, and the recently unveiled redesign of the Journal. We hope you feel that the Journal of Financial Planning is working hard to earn your continued confidence and maintain its position as the trusted source of information for the financial planning profession.