Timothy E. O'Donnell

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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.

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Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

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Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

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This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

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Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

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Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

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Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

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5 Smart Investing Principles

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Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

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Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

Investments

You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.

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