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This section used to have a list of dry, financial services I offer. Stuff like:

  • Paying off debt,
  • Retiring with confidence,
  • Investing in an unstable world, or
  • Maximizing the utility of your income.

Now I just use it to connect on LinkedIn. Far more fun and useful.

Ryan McCarty, CFP®

Ryan McCarty, CFP®

WORK EXPERIENCE

Financial Peace University Coach (2014 – 2020) – I studied the idea of financial coaching through Financial Peace University which focuses on debt reduction, basic investing principles, and good advice for the masses. Coaching is great for those that are just starting out or are in financial pickles. I wanted to deep dive into individual financial households, so I decided to ramp up my game by looking for a position in financial planning.

Lincoln Financial (2016-2021) – I landed at Lincoln after leaving my healthcare career for a role as a paraplanner. Here I learned the ins and outs of planning while studying for my various licenses and certifications. Lincoln financial follows the broker dealer model of financial planning firms, something I did not want for my clients due to its reliance on commission based financial products and high minimums to start.

McCarty Money Matters (2021 – Present) – I started McCarty Money Matters to help young families explore what’s possible with their income. Imagine how many more millionaires we could make if we started educating and helping individuals in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s rather than their 60’s and 70’s!  Time and energy are abundant in our younger years and they need to be used effectively to energize our retirement and various savings goals.

Specialties

Employee Benefits – Stock options, insurance, etc. Take maximum advantage of what’s available to you.

Youthful Investing – You have a lot of years ahead of you, let’s put them to good use with investments that cater to your lifestyle.

College Prep – What should you and your kids be doing to better their chances of admission/ receiving scholarships?

Entrepreneurs – Providing a guiding hand to benefit packages with no commissions or sales pitches.

Young family planning – College, Retirement, and everything else in between

Education/Certifications

CFP® – Allows us to discuss, in detail, all levels of your financial household. Book with confidence.

Former Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA)

Series 7 & 63 – These allow us to talk to you about any and all investments. 

Bachelor’s Degree (2014) – Health Information Management University of Illinois at Chicago

Post Graduate Education (2021) – The American College of Financial Services

Location

I live and work in Carol Stream, Illinois, a northwestern Chicago suburb. I usually operate remotely, but I love the excuse to visit client homes or meet at a brewery as well. 

Investment Philosophy

At MMM, we believe your money is yours. Period. Whether it’s costs, fees, or taxes, you’ve earned the money and we want to see you keep it above all else. This is why our business is entirely fee only with no commissions and we practice, whenever possible, no load and no transaction fee investing. We believe that market timing is fruitless and that there is more to investing than simply returns. We believe that while risk is unavoidable, it can be mitigated with proper diversification and allocation. We believe that the taxation on your investments is inevitable to some degree, but we practice the necessary tactics to get your bill as low as possible.

Personal Information

I have two amazing kids. Rayne, my daughter and Ryder, my son. They were brought into this world by my lovely wife Deanna who is a nurse at Northwestern Medicine. In our off hours you can likely find us at a brewery trying the latest creations. When we travel, we tend to make plans based on how many breweries we can hit while we are there! For a quieter day, we’ll pull out any number of board games with friends ranging from Catan to Twilight Imperium. In my personal development time, you can find me lifting at Fountain View Fitness, listening to an investment podcast, or planning a funny video.

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