Richard McCormack, CFP®, RICP® School of Personal Finance

About Richard McCormack, CFP®, RICP®

Collecting coins, saving money in a piggy bank, questioning the cost of every single item, calculating investment returns, watching Maria Bartiromo on CNBC. This about sums up my childhood. Plus basketball..can’t leave out basketball.

Beautiful Westchester County, NY is the place I have been proud to call home for pretty much my entire life. I have been with my amazing wife Karen since freshman year in high school. 9th Grade! Yes, that is correct…since I am 14 years old. Some things in life are destined to be and for us, we both knew it right away. Having a soulmate is a real thing and I was lucky enough to find mine at a very young age. We have three beautiful and active (aka difficult) children that keep us on our toes 😉

I always knew my life would be spent working in the Investing/Financial Markets profession. It is what I was born to do, but it was not a straight easy ride that led me to this point. There were a lot of highs and lows, a lot of leaps of faith, a lot of following our dreams, and a lot of uncertainty. We are the type of people that go for it in life. No regrets. We often choose the road less traveled…and that has made all the difference.

I have a passion for helping people figure out their finances. I truly enjoy it. Not all people are wired to deal with personal finances, but the truth is it is super important to living a happy life. I want to find a way to help people that struggle with all this stuff. I did not start this business to only help people that are already well off.

Offering education, YouTube videos, blogs, individual coaching, group coaching, on-line classes, and being a trusted fiduciary advisor is my vision for the School of Personal Finance. I don’t have it all figured out yet, but I am on my way!

I believe the coaching/financial planning piece is much more important than the actual managing of investment accounts for a majority of people. Yes, having the correct asset allocation and matching your risk profile is very important, but with the creation of low-cost index funds and the advances in technology, the need for a portfolio manager is becoming a thing of the past. But you know what will continue to be here forever? The need for personal financial advice, education, and guidance that is easily available and affordable for everyone.

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Ideal Clients

  • Educators, Teachers, and Academics
  • Gen X
  • Self-Employed Individuals
  • Young Professionals

Ways Advisor Charges

  • Monthly Fee
  • Hourly
  • Assets Under Management

Fee Options

  • Monthly Fee: $150+/mo
  • Hourly Fee: $200+/hr
  • AUM: 1.00%

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