Practical Financial Planning
Senior Financial Advisor / Founder
Holistic. Fiduciary. Fee-Only. Located in Rocky River, Ohio, serving clients locally and across the country
Kenneth Robinson is a Cleveland, Ohio fee-only financial planner. Practical Financial Planning provides holistic financial planning and wealth management, as well as, short-term financial guidance to help independent professional women and public sector professionals organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Kenneth Robinson is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.
Ken Robinson founded Practical Financial Planning in 1996. With decades of experience in the industry, he's authored several books on financial planning, including the groundbreaking Don’t Make a Budget: Why It’s So Hard to Save Money and What to Do About It. In addition, he wrote, produced and directed a critically acclaimed video about the economy in recession (check out his fun fact below!). He's been quoted in The New York Times as well as Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and Money magazines, and his writing has appeared in Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer and in the journal Science.
He is also the owner of Financial Self-Confidence, a service that provides keynote speeches and seminars on personal finance. As a speaker, Ken’s known for his rap music video about the stock market in recession.
Kenneth Robinson is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.
NAPFA members live by three important values:
- To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
- To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
- To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning
Practical Financial Planning is your partner in comprehensive financial planning, providing independent guidance without financial product sales. We are relentlessly driven to answer one essential question: what is in the best interest of the client?
We are a holistic financial advisory firm. We believe the best financial well-being stems from understanding how all the inter-related parts of your financial life fit together.
At Practical Financial Planning, our goal is to help you think about your money just enough that you can confidently put it out of your mind for a while, so you can focus your time and energy on making your life the best it can be.
We want to be your trusted partner in creating financial confidence. Because the moment you stop worrying about money, life gets better.™
Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.
- Comprehensive Financial Planning
- Retirement Income Planning
- Investment Management
- College Education Planning
- Tax Planning
- Retirees and Near Retirees
- Growing Families
- Business Owners and Executives
- Sudden Money Situations
- Novice Investors
- In-Office Meetings
- Virtual Meetings
- Clearly Defined Fees
- No Product Sales
- Complimentary Initial Consultation
Professional Designations & Affiliations
Kenneth Robinson is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.
Kenneth Robinson is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification
CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.
Kenneth Robinson is a Member of the Alliance of Comprehensive Planners (ACP)
Alliance of Comprehensive Planners (ACP) is the community of tax-focused financial planners that operate under the retainer model. Passionately dedicated to superb client service, ACP planners’ only source of income is client retainer fees – not commissions. With an ACP planner, you can be confident you’re getting experience, knowledge, research, and most importantly, advice that is tailored just for you.
Contact Kenneth Robinson
20525 Center Ridge Road
Rocky River, OH 44116