James K. Blankenship

James K. Blankenship

| CFP®, EA

Blankenship Financial Planning, Ltd.

Fee Only Financial Planner Located in New Berlin, IL and Serving Clients Nationwide


  • Fee-Only Financial Services
  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Investment Management
  • Retirement Planning
  • Education Planning
  • Insurance Analysis
  • Planning for Business Owners
  • Cash Flow and Budgeting
  • Hourly Planning Fee Structure
  • Middle Income Client Needs
  • Tax Planning and Preparation

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116 West Illinois Street
New Berlin, IL 62670
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 25 years, Jim is a CFP professional and has earned the Enrolled Agent designation, a designation that qualifies him as enrolled to practice before the IRS.  Jim is also a NAPFA-registered financial advisor, which designates him as a Fee-Only Financial Advisor.

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.

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.

Jim is also the author of two books, A Social Security Owner's Manual and An IRA Owner's Manual, providing guidance for folks who need to learn more about these subjects.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements.