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Jim Blankenship, CFP, E.A.

Certified Financial Planner at Blankenship Financial Planning, Ltd.
New Berlin, Illinois
Jim Blankenship is the founder and principal of Blankenship Financial Planning, Ltd., a financial planning firm providing hourly, as-needed financial planning and advice. A financial services professional for over 30 years, Jim is a CFP® professional and has earned the Enrolled Agent (EA) designation. Jim is also a NAPFA-registered financial advisor, which designates him as a Fee-Only Financial Advisor.

Prior to establishing his independent firm, Jim operated a successful tax preparation service; he also managed information technology operations for a major financial services corporation. Jim is a member of the Garrett Planning Network, a nationwide network of fee-only advisors, founded by nationally-known Sheryl Garrett.
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Jim Blankenship is the founder and principal of Blankenship Financial Planning, Ltd., a financial planning firm providing hourly, as-needed financial planning and advice. A financial services professional for over 30 years, Jim is a CFP® professional and has earned the Enrolled Agent (EA) designation. Jim is also a NAPFA-registered financial advisor, which designates him as a Fee-Only Financial Advisor.

Prior to establishing his independent firm, Jim operated a successful tax preparation service; he also managed information technology operations for a major financial services corporation. Jim is a member of the Garrett Planning Network, a nationwide network of fee-only advisors, founded by nationally-known Sheryl Garrett.

Jim got into this business when his search for an objective financial advisor proved fruitless. It turns out that there were no objective financial advisors in Central Illinois who were willing to work with someone of modest means. Always a do-it-yourselfer, Jim began working to expand his knowledge in order to manage his own finances. As the quest for knowledge evolved, he discovered that he was not alone in the search for objective financial advice — many others want and need the same kind of objectivity and knowledge that he was developing — so Blankenship Financial Planning was launched.

You’ll find Jim’s writings all around the internet, as he is a regular contributor to Forbes.com, TheStreet.com, and FiGuide. Several other sites also republish his work.

He has also written An IRA Owner’s Manual and A Social Security Owner’s Manual – both books provide comprehensive guides to these vexing subjects.

Jim believes that professional, unbiased financial advice is something that all Americans need, at least periodically, to build the brightest financial futures. Holding to this philosophy, Jim is proud to offer high quality, professional financial advice to people from all walks of life.

About Me

What are some publications you contribute to?
I am a regular contributor to Forbes.com, The Motley Fool, TheStreet.com, and other publications
How long have you been practicing in your profession?
I have been a financial services professional for over 30 years.

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Associations

Association Position
Garrett Planning Network Member
National Association of Personal Financial Advisors Member

Education

School Degree Graduation Year
Eureka College, Computer Science B.S. 1985

Contact Information

Blankenship Financial Planning, Ltd.

116 West Illinois Street
New Berlin, IL 62670