I’ve recently joined a number of my Garrett Planning Network colleagues in contributing to Dimespring, a new personal finance website with a ton of good, accessible advice. I’m honored to be a part of it. My first contribution deals with what happens if you’re renting a house that goes into foreclosure. Check it out, and […]
About Kevin O'Reilly, CFP®Kevin O'Reilly, CFP®, is a financial advisor who specializes in working with parents of twins and triplets. Have a financial question? Ask Kevin!
Special note: this blog entry is part of a movement to raise awareness of the importance of life insurance. Today, August 22, over 100 bloggers and members of the financial media, will do their part to improve the financial lives of many members of the blogosphere and beyond. Please consider checking out some of the […]
A general investing maxim that has been passed down over the years is that Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA) is a good way to invest, particularly for beginning investors. The basic approach is that you invest a consistent amount at regular intervals, which ensures that you buy more shares when prices are low (and fewer shares […]
I continue to be surprised and somewhat perplexed about the current popularity of questioning the value of a college education. I think there are many thought-provoking aspects to the discussion, a couple of which make a lot of sense to me. Let’s face it: the ever-escalating cost of college is making life more financially difficult […]
Do investors behave badly? I’m not referring to institutional traders that risk billions, and in the view of some put entire markets at risk. I’m talking about individual investors, everyday people who primarily invest to ensure a comfortable retirement in the future. And by “bad”, I don’t mean with bad intent. I’m referring to behavior […]
And now for something completely different…. This month the various metro Business Journals are conducting a social media contest that they’re calling Social Madness, to determine who is “best at social media”. Foothills Financial Planning has been selected to compete in the Small Business category in Phoenix, and we could use your help! As the […]
Can you feel it comin’? As I write this post, I’m listening to the new Velvet Years EP from Blue Eyed Jesus. While the title song deals with a sort of revolution of a very different nature, the “revolution” concept seems appropriate when considering the impact ETFs have and will likely continue to have on […]
Sometimes, financial planner types like myself get focused on “perfect” solutions that either rely on precise numbers, or are elegant in theory but might not be that beneficial in practice. For instance, people like me get pretty excited about the ability to earn 1%+ on a savings account when the big banks are typically paying […]
Okay, revolution may be a bit strong. In reality, Roth IRAs have been around for awhile, and even a few hundred bloggers collaborating doesn’t make a revolution. So maybe movement is a better word. That is what Jeff Rose is proposing on his Good Financial Cents blog. Jeff recently spoke to a class of seniors […]
A couple of years ago Kiplinger Personal Finance ran an article that discussed the wisdom of investing in dividend-paying stocks. The information in the article is pretty well-covered territory at Foothills Financial Planning, but a sub-article covering Why Dividends Matter almost sounded like an advertisement for the Camelback Fund, which made it a good candidate for coverage in this blog. […]
About Kevin O’Reilly
Kevin O'Reilly, CFP® is the principal of Foothills Financial Planning, Inc., a licensed Investment Advisory firm based in the Ahwatukee Foothills neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona, with an office in North Phoenix/Scottsale. Kevin is also the proud father of triplets!
- A Roth IRA Revolution March 27, 2012
- From TwentySomething to Millionaire November 26, 2012
- The Easier It Is, the More We Spend February 12, 2013
- Stuff My Triplets Say – Credit Cards December 15, 2012
- Staying The Course March 10, 2012
- So it’s time to take your first RMD April 1, 2015
- What is a REIT? September 15, 2014
- More than 1/3 of Americans have saved nothing for retirement August 18, 2014
- McDonald’s Menus and Personal Finance August 6, 2014
- What Is a Stock’s Market Cap? March 19, 2014
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