Author: Jim Kalinowski, Balancing the Badge to Make a
Difference book on Amazon Books and Kindle
After seven years of conducting extensive interviews with
law enforcement professionals regarding their life goals during their career
and into retirement this book became a reality. I praise God for providing me
the wisdom to complete this book and to help others. This book is dedicated to
the love of my life, my wife Rose.
Special thanks to James Bollig (retired HPD sergeant) for
his ideas to make my dream a reality. James and my daughter Jennifer Kalinowski
spent endless hours revising and editing the book. Their assistance has been
invaluable to me during this process and I am very grateful.
I also dedicate this book to all law enforcement
personnel who sacrifice their lives and time to keep their communities safe.
Balancing the Badge to Make a Difference is a holistic
approach toward balancing a law enforcement career with a purpose-driven retirement.
Balancing the Badge to Make a Difference is based on a relationship with God
and family, and a solid financial plan.
My passion for creating the Balancing the Badge concept
and writing this book began while working alongside peace officers and providing
financial services to them. I quickly recognized the importance of Balancing
the Badge to provide financial security for officers in retirement and also for
developing a purpose-driven retirement to keep retirees motivated, healthy,
productive, and most importantly, happy in retirement.
Research for this book includes more than 36 years of
police experience as an officer and a manager, providing financial services to
officers and the public for over 20 years, raising a family, relationship to
God, teaching financial planning and life planning for over seven years to
officers and cadets, and conducting extensive interviews with law enforcement
professionals regarding their life goals during their career and into
The goal for this book is about transforming law
enforcement personnel to embrace the concept of Balancing the Badge because a
purpose-driven retirement is critical for law enforcement survival.
The objective of this book is to provide the tools to
cross the bridge from achieving financial wealth, to also achieving life
wealth. Building a life portfolio is as important as building a financial
portfolio. This is a book for all officers at any stage of their career
including retirees that wish to live a life worth living. This book can easily
be applied to all other careers as well.
The book my be purchased on Amazon Books or
God Bless and be safe!