Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
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.
Safeguard Your Digital Estate
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
Prevent a Rift: Money Tips for Newlyweds
Couples may be able to head off many of the problems in a marriage that money can cause.
Problems with Probate
Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.
Data Thieves from Outer Space
Learn about the dangers of internet fraud with this highly educational and fun “pulp” comic.
Best-Performing Asset Classes
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Gun Ownership and Your Homeowners Policy
Gun owners need to make sure that their homeowners policy covers the full value of their firearm(s) as personal liability.
New Retirement Contribution Limits for 2023
A look at the new, record-high retirement contribution limits from the IRS.
Filing Final Tax Returns for the Deceased
The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.
The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
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Federal Income Tax
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Saving for Retirement
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
Lifetime of Earnings
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Saving for College
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
What Is My Current Cash Flow?
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
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5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
An Inside Look at Retirement Living
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Investment Strategies for Retirement
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
5 Smart Investing Principles
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Protecting Those Who Matter Most
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Principles of Preserving Wealth
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
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Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now
Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.
Dreaming Up an Active Retirement
When you retire, how will you treat your next chapter?
Retirement Accounts When You Change Your Job
This video discusses issues related to your retirement accounts when you move on from your job.
When Markets React
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Rightsizing for Retirement
What does your home really cost?
Keeping Up with the Joneses
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?