Potential Portfolio Moves in Today’s Environment

by Kirk Kinder on August 13, 2014

Here is a webinar where I discussed my views on the bond, US stock, and international markets. I also discuss some positions which I added to clients’ portfolios and the reasons why. About Picket Fence Financial: Picket Fence Financial is a fee-only, NAPFA registered financial planning firm dedicated to saving folks from Wall Street. Picket [...]

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Discussing how Childcare Costs as much as college

by Kirk Kinder on June 5, 2014

Here is a webinar where I discussed how childcare costs are now higher than college tuition at a state university in thirty states. This is an enormous problem for families as childcare is usually required at the beginning of parents working career when their salary is low. For college, parents have 18 years to save [...]

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Discussing Reverse Mortgages with John Lloyd

May 24, 2014

Here is a webinar where I discussed the basics of reverse mortgages with John Lloyd of Security 1 Lending. John and I examine situations that a reverse mortgage may make sense for a consumer and when it wouldn’t. John also lays out the process for getting a reverse mortgages and exposes some of the misconceptions [...]

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Single Best Way to Minimize Your Identity Theft Risk

May 8, 2014

Here is a webinar where I discussed ways for people to reduce their identity theft risk. I begin by showing the financial impact identity theft has on our nation, and people’s financial responsibility if their credit card, debit card or checking account is hacked. Then I lay out the major tactics on the market today [...]

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How Are Those New Year’s Resolutions Coming

March 3, 2014

Here is a recent interview I gave to Howard Stross of Stross Law Firm in Tampa, Florida. Howard and I discuss how to successfully accomplish your financial New Years Resolutions. Next to dieting, financial resolutions are the most popular. Yet, most people fail to carry through on their resolutions. I discuss the reasons why people [...]

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What Is in Store for the Stock and Bond Markets?

January 20, 2014

Here is a webinar where I lay out an overview of the valuations and historical precedents for the stock and bond markets. About Picket Fence Financial: Picket Fence Financial is a fee-only, NAPFA registered financial planning firm dedicated to saving folks from Wall Street. Picket Fence Financial feels people have been poorly served by the [...]

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Importance of Long Term Care Insurance

September 2, 2013

Here is a webinar I did with Melissa Barnickel of Baygroup Insurance a while back discussing the benefits and features of Long Term Care Insurance.   Kirk Kinder, CFP® is the Founder of Picket Fence Financial, a fee-only financial planning and investment management company dedicated to saving folks from Wall Street. Picket Fence Financial does  [...]

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How Long Should You Keep Your Financial Documents?

August 6, 2013

If you are like many people, you have folders and folders of old bank and brokerage statements, tax documents, insurance documents, etc. I often get asked how long people should hold onto these documents. The attached webinar explains how long you should keep various documents. Kirk Kinder, CFP® is the Founder of Picket Fence Financial, [...]

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Quoted in WSJ article regarding Jeremy Grantham’s Predictions

April 7, 2013

One of the smartest minds in finance, in my opinion, is Jeremy Grantham, the head of GMO LLC, which manages $106 Billion in client money. Grantham warned of the impending doom that hit in 2008 and called a bottom in 2009. I have followed his writings since 2001, and he has been extraordinarily close when [...]

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Mistakes Parents Make When Paying for College

March 30, 2013

I was recently featured on WBAL Channel 11 discussing mistakes parents with college planning: Top 6 college tuition mistakes parents make | Maryland News – WBAL Home While parents make several mistakes planning to pay for college, I featured six of the most common mistakes I see: 1. Not creating competition among colleges: If your [...]

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