Among people that have accumulated enough of a nest egg to pass on, my experience is there is little thought given to whom they will bequest the money. It’s generally a forgone conclusion any inheritance will go to their children or grandchildren. The societal money script around leaving an estate in the U.S. is “Good parents leave all their money to their kids,” and “the more money I can leave my kids the better off they will be.” It’s not surprising then there is usually no thought or discussion on how to pass on an inheritance in a manner that doesn’t harm the kids and rarely, if ever, is there any discussion on leaving money philanthropically.
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About Rick Kahler:
Rick Kahler, MSFP,CFP ® , CFT-1™, CeFT ® , CCIM, president of Kahler Financial Group, is a life-long resident of Rapid City, SD. He began his professional career in 1973 selling and appraising real estate He founded Kahler Financial Group in 1981. He became the first fee-only Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP ® ) in South Dakota in 1983. In 2020 he became one of the first Certified Financial Therapist-Level I (CFT-I™,) in the nation.
His firm, specializing in the integration of investment advising, financial planning, financial coaching, and financial therapy, serving small business and real estate owners, professionals, and retirees, as well as individuals and families.
He served on and chaired the South Dakota Investment Council and served in leadership capacities with the Financial Planning Association and the National Association of Financial Planning Advisors. Kahler is also a nationally renowned speaker and educator. In 2003, National American University recognized Mr. Kahler with the Alumni Distinguished Service Award.
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