Broker Check

J Cook Financial - Buffalo Grove, IL

Call Me: (847) 276-7132

 
Surprises Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust Coaches

Who I Work With


I'm not a good fit for everyone, are you?

Learn More

How I Work


Take a peek into how I help people like you achieve their goals…

Learn More

What I Do


Listening, Educating, Analyzing, Planning, Implementing…

Learn More

Financial Clarity through Refreshing Honesty

In today’s day and age, there is not enough education, too much information out there, not enough time, and too many distractions for the average person to plan effectively for their financial lives. I believe that the financial planning process can be a cool experience and I serve people who are too busy managing the rest of their busy lives to fully dive into the weeds of finance.

Helpful Content

Strategies For Managing Student Loan Debt

Strategies For Managing Student Loan Debt

Five strategies for managing your student debt.

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

Building Your Legacy

Building Your Legacy

A four-step framework for building a personal legacy.

 

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

How the Federal Reserve Works

Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.

Protection Against Uninsured Drivers

You’re hit by an uninsured driver. Now what? Are you protected against financial losses?

Social Media: #NewestBusinessLiabilityRisk

Social media may be a modern imperative for businesses looking to grow and build their brand, but it also introduces risk.

Mastering Mobile Lingo

Can you keep up with your children’s mobile slang?

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

View all articles arrow

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

View all calculators arrow

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

View all presentations arrow

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

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?

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

View all videos arrow