Michael P. Kabarec

Michael P. Kabarec


Kabarec Financial Advisors, Ltd.

(847) 934-7777

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


  • Fee-Only Financial Services
  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Investment Management
  • Retirement Planning
  • Education Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Insurance Analysis
  • Planning for Business Owners
  • High Net-Worth Clients
  • Tax Planning and Preparation
  • Advising Medical Professionals

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220 North Smith Street
Suite 220
Palatine, IL 60067-2488

Michael Kabarec is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor.
NAPFA is the country's leading association of Fee Only Financial Planners.
What is "Fee Only Financial Planning," and why is it important?

Mike Kabarec has presided over Kabarec Financial Advisors, LTD. advisory firm since 1982. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Northern Illinois University and has done extensive post-graduate work in finance and taxation.Mike holds several prominent designations or registrations:
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Enrolled Agent, For Client IRS Representation (EA)
  • Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)

He has been admitted to the prestigious "Registry of Financial Planning Practioners". 

Mike is a member and past president of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), an organization advancing the practice of "fee only" financial services.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Illinois CPA Society.
In addition, Mike has served on the faculties of Harper College, Palatine, IL and the College of Financial Planning, Denver, CO along with several committees of the International Board of Standards for Certified Financial Planners (IBCFP), the certification board of the financial advisory profession. 
Also, Mike serves on the Physicians Financial News panel of experts and is a frequent lecturer to community, industry, consumer, and business organizations.

Worth Magazine in it's August 2002, September 2001, August 1999, October 1998, October 1997, October 1996, and October 1994 issues, named Mike as one of the best financial advisors in the country. In addition, the 1987 Anniversary issue of Money Magazine honored Mike as one of the top financial advisors in the U.S.
Mike has been a featured contributor to various publications on financial topics including:
  • Worth Magazine
  • Medical Economics
  • Money Magazine
  • Investment News
  • Kiplinger Personal Finance
  • USA Today
  • Financial Planning Magazine
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Financial Services Weekly
  • Chicago Sun Times
  • American Bar Assoc. Journal
  • The Daily Herald
  • Wall Street Journal
Mike can be contacted by email at:  info@kabarec.com