Objective information about retirement, financial planning and investments




Here are some links to various sites, products and services that you might find useful.

Note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I would be compensated (at no extra cost to you) should you make a purchase or join their program. 

Products/Services you should consider

Check out the tools and resources at Personal Capital to help you navigate your retirement and financial planning needs. 


Solopreneurs and small business owners, check out FreshBooks. It’s a robust cloud-based system that combines accounting, invoicing and payments in one system to help you manage your business profitably and efficiently. 


Looking to learn more about investing and financial planning? Whether you do it yourself or work with a financial advisor, this course from the White Coat Investor can help. Check it out and note the unconditional 7-day money back guarantee. Make this the year you invest in yourself. Make sure you are an informed investor in today’s complex financial environment.


Click on the image below to learn more about their premium services for retirement planning, investing, stock ideas and personal finance. I’m a huge fan of The Motley Fool and often refer to their site in researching various financial and investment topics.


Check out the Wall Street Journal for excellent coverage of financial news. I’m a subscriber and read it daily.

Blogs I read

Getting Your Financial Ducks In A Row

Of Independent Means

The College Investor

Investor Junkie 

Pro Asset Protection

Ms. Cheat Sheet

The Reformed Broker

Wealthcare For Women

Tools for Retirement Planning

Oblivious Investor

Wallet Hacks

Retirement Revised

Take a Smart Step

The Dollar Stretcher.com


Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance

Canadian Finance Blog


Free From Broke


Len Penzo dot Com

Planting Money Seeds

PT Money

Personal Finance News

The Retirement Gamble Documentary 

If you haven’t seen this documentary on the PBS show Frontline, watch it here.

Financial Advice 

If you enjoy the articles here at The Chicago Financial Planner and would like to learn more about the fee-only financial advice that I provide please contact me.

NAPFA is the largest professional organization of fee-only financial advisors in the country.  Check out NAPFA’s Pursuit of a Financial Advisor guide to finding an advisor who’s right for your situation.  Also check out the Find an Advisor function on the NAPFA site to find a fee-only advisor in your area.

The Garrett Planning Network is another group of fee-only advisors who provide hourly, as needed advice.  Many Garrett members are also members of NAPFA.

Note that some of the links above are affiliate links and I would be compensated should you make a purchase or join their program.  Please make sure that these or any financial products or services are right for you prior to spending your money.  Other than services offered directly by me, I assume no liability or responsibility for your satisfaction with any product or service cited on this page or anywhere within this blog site.