Timothy E. O'Donnell

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Welcome, I’m Tim O'Donnell, a financial consultant in Barrington, Illinois. We understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether you are investing for retirement, college savings or estate planning, our personalized service focuses your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.

Our professionals have years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you through all stages of your life, please call (847) 519-1413.


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Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

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Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

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Bi-Weekly Payments

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List

Bucket lists don’t have to be for tomorrow.

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.

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How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

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