Discussing Death of the Millionaire Next Door

Here is a webinar where I review the lessons of the recently deceased author of, “The Millionaire Next Door,” Dr. Thomas Stanley. Dr. Stanley passed away last month in a car accident, but his work has change the financial lives of many people for the good. Hopefully, these lessons can live on for years to come.

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 commission structure of Wall Street. Clients of the typical Wall Street firms receives sales pitches that are loaded with conflicts of interest. You can find out more information about Picket Fence Financial at http://www.picketfencefinancial.com

About Kirk Kinder: Kirk Kinder, CFP® (Certified Financial Planner) is the founder and President of Picket Fence Financial. Kirk worked for the Motley Fool where he served as their Director of Member Services. The Fool’s approach of exposing Wall Street’s dirty secrets appealed to Kirk. They shared a common belief that financial planners entrusted with other’s money should have their client’s interests at heart. After leaving the Fool, Kirk worked at a fee-only financial planning firm in Palm Harbor, Florida. There Kirk finished his studies for the Certified Financial Planner designation. Kirk then started Picket Fence Financial with offices in the Baltimore/DC area and Tampa/Clearwater, Florida vicinity. Kirk also has a Masters degree in Personal Financial Planning from the College for Financial Planning – the organization that manages the education requirement for the CFP. Kirk has been quoted in several financial publications including the Wall Street Journal, Kiplingers, Investor’s Business Daily, Standard and Poor’s, and Bloomberg Wealth Manager to name a few. Kirk has also been featured on the local Fox, ABC and NBC affiliates in Baltimore and Tampa Bay.

This was originally published on SaveYouFromWallStreet.com

Maryland Income Tax Preparation Office Hosts Open House

Bel Air, MD – On March 3, 2015, Picket Fence Tax Service is holding an open house from noon until 8pm. This open house is a chance for Harford County residents to come in, grab a free beverage and pastry, and discover the evolution of tax offices. With its coffee shop feel, Picket Fence Tax Service is focused on providing a relaxing, stress free tax experience for clients.
Bel Air Maryland Income Tax Preparation Office Hosts Open House
In 2006, Kirk Kinder started Picket Fence Financial, a fee-only financial planning firm dedicated to ‘Saving Folks from Wall Street’. Since its launch, Kirk discovered that many clients weren’t satisfied with their income tax preparation. Most of the complaints stemmed from the experience, the price, or the lack of coordination between the tax preparation and financial or tax planning.

Kinder, who has worked with several tax franchises and has been preparing taxes for his clients for many years, has created a unique concept combining competent tax professionals like one would experience from a pricey CPA firm, with the competitive pricing of a tax franchise—and added the coffee shop experience that takes the stress out of tax preparation. Clients can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere that includes coffees, lattes, scones, Wi-Fi and comfortable seating.

Since this is a relaxed open house, there is no need to RSVP. Please stop in at your leisure to say hello and check out the new office.

To learn more about this event, Picket Fence Tax, or Kinder’s fee-only financial planning approach, contact Kirk Kinder by calling (443) 356-4520 or by emailing Kirk@picketfencetax.com.

ABOUT PICKET FENCE TAX SERVICE

Picket Fence Tax Service, based in Bel Air MD, aims to transform the tax preparation industry by providing customers a unique, stress free experience at an excellent price. With its coffee shop feel, customers can get their favorite beverage and pastry while they sit in comfortable chairs and couches with Wi-Fi access. Please visit www.picketfencetax.com.

Harford County Income Tax Preparation Video

For Harford County Income Tax Preparation

We invite you to watch our video below to find out more about us.

 

ABOUT PICKET FENCE TAX SERVICE

Picket Fence Tax Service, based in Bel Air MD, aims to transform the tax preparation industry by providing customers a unique, stress free experience at an excellent price. With its coffee shop feel, customers can get their favorite beverage and pastry while they sit in comfortable chairs and couches with Wi-Fi access. Please visit www.picketfencetax.com.

Bel Air Income Tax Preparation Service Hosts Grand Opening Event

Picket Fence Tax Service Opens Its Doors for Business on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

Bel Air, MD, USA – This Tuesday, January 13th, the new Bel Air tax preparation office of Picket Fence Tax Service will open its doors for business in Bel Air. They invite the public to join them to celebrate with drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. The open house runs from 5PM – 7PM with a short ceremony at 5:45 with Harford County Councilman Mike Perrone and other local business leaders.

FB-Picket Fence Tax Service

In 2006, Kirk Kinder started Picket Fence Financial, a fee-only financial planning firm dedicated to ‘Saving Folks from Wall Street’. Since its launch, Kirk discovered that many clients weren’t satisfied with their tax preparation. Most of the complaints stemmed from the experience, the price or the lack of coordination between the tax preparation and financial or tax planning.

Kinder, who has worked with several tax franchises and has been preparing taxes for his clients for many years, has created a unique concept combining competent tax professionals like one would experience from a pricey CPA firm with the competitive pricing of a tax franchise—and added the coffee shop experience that takes the stress out of tax preparation. Clients can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere that includes coffees, lattes, scones, WiFi and comfortable seating.

Without the need to pay franchise royalties, Kinder chooses instead to pay marketing ‘royalties’ to any local charity or organization that chooses to partner with them. A web page will be set up for any partner charity and all appointments made through those pages will benefit the organization.

To learn more about this event, Picket Fence Tax, or becoming a participating charity, contact Kirk Kinder by calling (443) 356-4520 or by emailing Kirk@picketfencetax.com.

ABOUT PICKET FENCE TAX SERVICE

Picket Fence Tax Service, based in Bel Air MD, aims to transform the tax preparation industry by providing customers a unique, stress free experience at an excellent price. With its coffee shop feel, customers can get their favorite beverage and pastry while they sit in comfortable chairs and couches with Wi-Fi access. Please visit www.picketfencetax.com.

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New Bel Air Income Tax Service Opens in Harford County

Picket Fence Tax Service opens first office in Bel Air and
promises a stress-free local income tax preparation experience.

Bel Air, MD – Harford County fee-only financial planner Kirk Kinder opens the first Picket Fence Tax Service office in Bel Air. The concept takes tax preparation to a new level of comfort and service, maintaining a coffee shop atmosphere and amenities, paired with highly-trained, professional tax preparers.

The Bel Air income tax preparation service promises to provide a unique, stress-free experience at an excellent price. Since Picket Fence Tax Service doesn’t have to pay royalties to a franchise, it can keep prices low for clients which reduces stress during tax time.

Our stress-free local income tax preparation experience includes a beverage and pastry

Providing a Stress-Free Local Income Tax Preparation Experience

“We are so sure you will love your experience at Picket Fence Tax that we are guaranteeing website visitors $50 off your tax prep fees from last year, or $50 off our fees, whichever gives you a bigger discount,” says founder Kirk Kinder. “Picket Fence Tax Service provides a stress-free coffee shop environment where you can enjoy free Wi-Fi and your favorite beverage and pastry on a comfortable couch or at a cozy table.”

The new business will operate in the Bel Air Town Center near Chili’s Restaurant, and will also house the offices of the successful fee-only financial planning firm Picket Fence Financial. The location will be open year round providing free tax planning, IRS assistance, and reviews of previous tax returns to find more refund money for new clients.

For additional information about Picket Fence Tax Service, you can contact them at 443-356-4520, email Kirk@picketfencetax.com or simply visit their website at www.PicketFenceTax.com.

ABOUT PICKET FENCE TAX SERVICE

Picket Fence Tax Service, based in Bel Air MD, aims to transform the tax preparation industry by providing customers a unique, stress free experience at an excellent price. With its coffee shop feel, customers can get their favorite beverage and pastry while they sit in comfortable chairs and couches with Wi-Fi access. Please visit www.picketfencetax.com.

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Medicare Open Enrollment with Brian Godfrey

Here is a webinar where I interviewed Brian Godfrey of Brian Godfrey Insurance about the upcoming open enrollment for Medicare. Brian and I discussed how the open enrollment works, issues to think about for enrollees, and the pitfalls to avoid.

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 commission structure of Wall Street. Clients of the typical Wall Street firms receives sales pitches that are loaded with conflicts of interest. You can find out more information about Picket Fence Financial at http://www.picketfencefinancial.com

About Kirk Kinder: Kirk Kinder, CFP® (Certified Financial Planner) is the founder and President of Picket Fence Financial. Kirk worked for the Motley Fool where he served as their Director of Member Services. The Fool’s approach of exposing Wall Street’s dirty secrets appealed to Kirk. They shared a common belief that financial planners entrusted with other’s money should have their client’s interests at heart. After leaving the Fool, Kirk worked at a fee-only financial planning firm in Palm Harbor, Florida. There Kirk finished his studies for the Certified Financial Planner designation. Kirk then started Picket Fence Financial with offices in the Baltimore/DC area and Tampa/Clearwater, Florida vicinity. Kirk also has a Masters degree in Personal Financial Planning from the College for Financial Planning – the organization that manages the education requirement for the CFP. Kirk has been quoted in several financial publications including the Wall Street Journal, Kiplingers, Investor’s Business Daily, Standard and Poor’s, and Bloomberg Wealth Manager to name a few. Kirk has also been featured on the local Fox, ABC and NBC affiliates in Baltimore and Tampa Bay.

This was originally published on SaveYouFromWallStreet.com

Discussing how Childcare Costs as much as college

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 and are usually in their higher income years when their children reach college age.

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 commission structure of Wall Street. Clients of the typical Wall Street firms receives sales pitches that are loaded with conflicts of interest. You can find out more information about Picket Fence Financial at http://www.picketfencefinancial.com

About Kirk Kinder: Kirk Kinder, CFP® (Certified Financial Planner) is the founder and President of Picket Fence Financial. Kirk worked for the Motley Fool where he served as their Director of Member Services. The Fool’s approach of exposing Wall Street’s dirty secrets appealed to Kirk. They shared a common belief that financial planners entrusted with other’s money should have their client’s interests at heart. After leaving the Fool, Kirk worked at a fee-only financial planning firm in Palm Harbor, Florida. There Kirk finished his studies for the Certified Financial Planner designation. Kirk then started Picket Fence Financial with offices in the Baltimore/DC area and Tampa/Clearwater, Florida vicinity. Kirk also has a Masters degree in Personal Financial Planning from the College for Financial Planning – the organization that manages the education requirement for the CFP. Kirk has been quoted in several financial publications including the Wall Street Journal, Kiplingers, Investor’s Business Daily, Standard and Poor’s, and Bloomberg Wealth Manager to name a few. Kirk has also been featured on the local Fox, ABC and NBC affiliates in Baltimore and Tampa Bay.

This was originally published on SaveYouFromWallStreet.com

Importance of Long Term Care Insurance

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 this through a few different ways. One, our fee-only approach ensures our advice is tailored to our clients needs and not driven by commissions. Two, we minimize costs for clients by utilizing low cost Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) and aligning our internal operations to keep our company costs down (and passing this along to our clients). Third, we offer a la carte planning, which means our clients decide how they want to work with us. Rather than forcing clients into our model of planning, we offer hourly, retainer, or asset management options (or a combination thereof).

All information on this site are the opinions of Kirk Kinder, CFP® and should not be construed as investment, tax, estate or insurance advice. Please consult your own specialist for personal assistance.

This was originally published on SaveYouFromWallStreet.com