Michael Kitces is an American financial planner, commentator, speaker, blogger, and educator. He frequently contributes to industry publications, publishes a blog and newsletter for advisors, is the former practitioner editor of the Journal of Financial Planning, the co-founder of the XY Planning Network, and is a partner of Pinnacle Advisory Group, a financial advisory firm.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., he earned a Bachelor's in Psychology from Bates College in Maine with a minor in theater, and subsequently earned a Master's in Financial Planning from The American College (Pennsylvania) and a Master's in Taxation from the University of Tulsa.[not in citation given] He also holds the CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RHU®, REBC®, and CASL® designations.
He is a partner and Director of Research at Pinnacle Advisory Group.
In 2004, Kitces helped to co-found NexGen, a community group for younger financial planners and later went on to co-found the XY Planning Network and AdvicePay as well, for which he was recognized by Investment News as a 40-under-40 to watch and an Industry Innovator.
Kitces' research on safe withdrawal rates, asset allocation glidepaths in retirement, and determining sustainable retirement income based on market valuation has been cited by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Money (magazine), and received an Academic Thought Leadership award from the Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA) in 2013.[dead link]
He has also been featured in Investopedia's top 10 "most influential" advisors list.
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