Founder, Bonnie L. Kaufmann
Executive Director of
Former Director of
Taking Care of Business Inc.
Estate Planning Institute Inc.
A Better Choice Inc.
Living To Learn.org, Critterpark.com,
Taking Care of People.org
P O Box 669
Luray, VA 22835
1 800 232 8570
9-5 EST 540 743
Noted in News and Publications
17, 1998 Newsweek "Life Planning"
School Job Counselor to Construction Manager
Legal Eagles Mission of Taking Care of People
Author of "Soul Tied to God"
Co Author of "Chart Your Course" Workbook and Video series
Co Author of CEPP Chartered Estate Planning Practitioner Designation Program
Co Author of LIFE Planners Advocate Training Program
Founder of Taking Care of People.org
Founder of Renaissance Women Program
Former Director of Planning and
Development with A Better Choice
People Protect Their Quality of LIFE - Providing
resources, education and information
seeking assistance and direction with difficult decisions in life
protecting their quality of life, their livelihood, legal,
career, health care, family and
financial decisions through the
different phases of life for themselves and their loved ones.
Bonnie Kaufmann, former legal
assistant to Stephen Kaufmann with the law office
A Better Choice Elder
Law, Retirement and Estate Planning Center. Former President
Planning Group, Also an Asset protection - Financial consultant.
they write nd provide Legal and Financial education for "LIFE"
- Legal, Insurance,
Financial and Estate
She is mostly known for her
public service work on a regular basis with education
The A Better Choice Foundation, The Estate Planning Institute and the
ABC LAW. She researches and addresses issues that effect peoples
liberties, health care, legal-financial, retirement,
financial and long term care matters. She is the
host of the radio
program The Law and Your Money which is aired on the web site
and other various radio programs throughout the US upon
Her background includes being
the only daughter raised in a home of carpenters in the
area. There she grew up in the late 60's and early 70's while going to
school as a minority caucasian during the troubled times due to
battles and drugs in the schools.
During that time she
maintained her status of leadership and respect among her
peers as a
sports team captain. She was chosen and trained at Maryland University
became the first professionally trained peer conflict and drug
counselor for the State's pilot
school drug prevention program as a
high school student for her peers.
She later married and soon
after became a single parent in the early 1970's. She also
misfortune of becoming disabled by an accident. During a 5 year
started a cleaning business out of her hospital bed that
quickly grew into a residential
construction company, then grew to
become a commercial construction and consulting
company. She was noted
in news articles as being one of it not the first woman hands on
general contractor to own and operate her own construction business in
Metropolitan Area in the 70's and in VA in the 80's
For health reasons in the mid
1980's , she moved to Luray VA to continue to raise her 2
sons as she
free lanced as a construction consultant and builder. She went
time to learn computer technology and communications and started steps
change her career while teaching art lessons to elementary school
otherwise would not have had an art program.
During that time she
was contracted by a local county school system to help administrate
federal programs for the troubled children and their parents and to
administrate the grant
funds for Warren County school system in VA.
Soon after she was requested to
head and develop the Job Training Partnership Act program
that county. Her duties included
teaching GED, Job placement
Counseling, Overseeing Summer Youth Programs and working
local and state
governmental agencies, businesses, schools, single parents and
agencies dealing with troubled youth. She became very well known in
in the 1980's as a role model for women. During
this time she also built ab apartment complex -
construction for low income housing for disadvantaged persons.
It soon became her goal in
life to reach and implement programs to help
persons that have
difficulties in life to over come and grow into
responsible self sufficient citizens. She is
committed to helping
people make better informed and educated decisions younger in life
rather than un-responsible crisis reaction decisions that usually
become bad decisions in life.
This desire also soon
developed into a deep interest and involvement of Legal, Insurance,
Financial and estate planning
practices and services for the middle income families.
It became her
mission to help people understand the importance of making Better
involving insurance, financial and legal decisions young in
life or as soon as
She has since concentrated on educating people about all the
various aspects of "LIFE
Planning" legal-financial, insurance,
retirement and long term
care and important estate
planning matters that effect a persons
destiny in life.
She met Stephen J. Kaufmann
in 1994 and soon after married. They live in Luray, VA and
have 5 sons ranging 19 and 32. Three grand children.
Together they have established The
Estate Planning Institute. They write educational programs,
professional courses together for lay persons and professionals. They
are also the founders
of the CEPP professional designation program,
Chartered Estate Planning Practitioner self study
program for social
service workers, attorneys, bankers, life and health and property
financial advisors and other professionals that advise
persons on a daily basis on financial, health
care, insurance and/or
Later Bonnie Kaufmann
established the LIFE Planners Advocate Training Program for
seeking to become an advocate to seniors and help to reduce and avoid
Elder Abuse - especially subtle financial elder abuse that is one of
the most rampant
growing ways elders are abused today.
The ABC Learning Park - Bonnie Kaufmann Founder with her husband
dedicated her knowledge to helping people understand the importance of
how to manage their personal matters and taking care of
business - taking charge of
lives early and planning for their goals in life as soon as they can
for a successful
and happy life today and most especially for their
later years in LIFE.
of December 2004 ABC Inc. has put her corporate responsibilities and the running of all her businesses in the hands of Stephen
This web site is donated to A Better Choice
Since December of 2004 Bonnie Kaufmann has had to face limitations that
requires her to focus more on her other strengths with animals and
people she can
spend time with and share her knowledge without demands with stress -
and responsibilities with people that do not appreciate her talents.
She is focusing her time with young persons with the assistance of
others that can help train young people how to become more self
suffecient in all aspects of life - including knowing how to provide
for their families in many ways including building a house, a home and
a quality of life that brings a peaceful and proud lifestyle, by
helping them make better choices in life and get back to basics in life.
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