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“What a beautiful tribute to an incredible man. We are appreciative for all he contributed to the betterment of the planet while on it and know his...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Maitri Meyer - Charlotte, NC

“Ed. That name says so much, means so much to me. I cant even contemplate how to do justice to the process of describing how valuable my friendship...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Barbara Culatta - Provo, UT

“Ed was a long time friend, mentor, and Uncle Eddie to my children. He brightened our home and tolerated the engulfing hugs of our four children. Dave...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Phyllis Grummon - East Lansing, MI

“I am grateful for the many years of monthly phone calls and the times we had the chance to break bread (okay a tortilla or two as well) together. His...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Neal Van Zutphen - Tempe, AZ


On Thursday, September 19, 2019, Edward (Ed or Eddie) A. Jacobson, PhD, loving husband, stepdad, brother, friend and mentor, passed away at the age of 76. Ed was born on July 1, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York to Samuel Jacobson (of Canada) and Elizabeth Glantz (of New York). Ed was beloved for his unique combination of kindness, wit and brilliance. He is the author of the inspiring book, Appreciative Moments: Stories and Practices for Living and Working Appreciatively. For over 20 years, Ed served as a thought leader, coach and consultant for executives and financial planners and advisory leaders. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from Indiana University-Bloomington, his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and his MPH from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Ed took joy in introducing himself and wife Jody as "The Jacobson Pair-O-Docs". Ed is survived by wife and business partner Jody; step-son Aman; brother Jay; beloved sisters-in-laws Debbie, Kathran, Linda and Barbara; and cherished cousins, nieces and nephews in the U.S. and Canada. A virtual Ed Appreciation Celebration will be hosted on October 8, 2019 by the Financial Life Planning Community. Family and friends will gather in New Jersey on November 9, 2019, to share "Ed stories," jokes and tears.