Objective information about financial planning, investments, and retirement plans



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

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Check out Personal Capital to take control of your money, your investments and your retirement. (please click the picture below)


I read the Wall Street Journal everyday, check out this offer.


Check out Barron’s as well, always full of great investing and financial articles.


Check out TD Ameritrade. my experiences with them have always been positive. In addition to a wide range of custodian services they offer a broad no-commission ETF platform.

Blogs I read

Getting Your Financial Ducks In A Row

Of Independent Means

Investor Junkie 

New Retirement

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.