Richard Kahler (CFP®, ChFC®, MSFP, Other)

Richard Kahler focuses in the
following client markets or areas of practice:

  • Business Owners
  • High Net Worth Client Needs
  • Investment Advice with Ongoing Management
  • Real Estate Investments
  • Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules

Planning Specialties

Kahler Financial Group’s number one specialty is helping our clients sleep better and live bigger.  We are specialists in comprehensive financial planning,  asset protection, integrated financial planning (life planning), investments, small businesses, and real estate.

Additional Information

Rick Kahler, MS, CFP, MSFP, CFT-1, CCIM is co-author of four books on the psychology of money: Conscious Finance (FoxCraft, Inc., Second Edition 2007), The Financial Wisdom of Ebenezer Scrooge (HCI, 2006), Facilitating Financial Health (NUCO, 2016 2nd Ed.) and Wired For Wealth (HCI 2009). Rick has been a columnist for 28 years for several South Dakota newspapers and is the author of hundreds of articles and whitepapers.

Rick has served on several national boards and is a founding board member and past Chair of the Financial Therapy Association. He is on the faculty at Golden Gate University where he serves as a Distinguished Adjunct Professor and instructs the Facilitating Financial Health graduate course.

In 2019, he was named as one of the financial planning professions “Innovators” by InvestmentNews. In 2018, Rick received the Insiders Forum Iconoclast Award for his groundbreaking work in financial therapy. In 2017 and again in 2019, named Rick one of the top 100 Most Influential Financial Advisors. In 2012, InvestmentNews named him one of the top 15 financial advisors to follow on Twitter. In 2009, BusinessWeek named him one of the top 15 most experienced planners in the nation.

Rick graduated from the American College, Bryn Mawr, PA, in 1988, earning the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) degree. In 1984, he was admitted to the Registry of Financial Planning Practitioners by the International Association of Financial Planners. He obtained his master’s degree in personal financial planning in 1999. He became a Certified Financial Therapist-Level 1 practioner in 2019.

NAPFA Start Date

January 14, 2009


This Office

1010 9th St Ste 1 Rapid City, SD 57701-3782 Phone: (605) 343-1400 Fax: (605) 721-0194