Financial advisor in Washington, DC • Husband • Millennial Father

I became a financial advisor in Washington, DC to help other Millennial parents turn their savings into memories with their kids

KEVIN MAHONEY, CFP®

Financial Advisor in Washington, DC • Husband • Millennial Father

I became a financial advisor in Washington, DC to help other Millennial parents turn their savings into memories with their kids

Few things bring me more joy than sharing my favorite parts of life with my kids. But I reached a point at which uncertainty about how much I should save for college threatened to limit how much we spend on vacations, camps, and other memorable family activities.

But I've worked specifically with Millennial parents as a financial advisor in Washington, DC since 2017. So I focused my knowledge & access to finance resources on this specific question. And I've learned that Millennial parents have the potential to take control of their family's college costs, years in advance.

I want to empower other Millennial parents in Washington, DC to use their money in ways that improve their family's lives – Without stressing about the uncertainty of future college costs.

Kevin Mahoney, CFP®: About Me

Hi, I'm Kevin. I'm a financial advisor in Washington, DC, and the founder & CEO of Illumint. In 2017, I launched Illumint to specifically offer financial planning for Millennials. In doing so, I specialize in helping other parents navigate one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives, including 529 plans, merit aid, and other tuition discounts.

As a fiduciary and an advocate for our generation’s most pressing financial issues, I also work with employers and brands on a variety of Millennial-driven personal finance events and projects, including speaking engagements, financial wellness programs, and sponsored campaigns. Organizations such as George Washington University, Nestle, General Assembly, WeWork, and Johns Hopkins University have partnered with me to provide relevant, nonjudgmental personal finance knowledge to their Millennial audiences.

My work as a Certified Financial Planner™ draws on my finance experience in the professional sports and commercial real estate industries. My decision to transition to a personal financial advisor in Washington, DC, though, stems from my and my wife’s experience preparing financially for their our child. Around this time, I noticed that young couples like us lacked good options for receiving financial advice specific to our stage in life. Traditional financial planning, with an almost exclusive focus on investing, wouldn’t help sufficiently with our goals in life. Millennials need more fee-only advisors who can discuss the benefits of renting, the cost of raising children, and the new ways in which parents are thinking about college tuition.

I enjoy sharing my perspective on personal finance with other Millennials, so I regularly serve as a resource for journalists. I've provided insight to national publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, and CNBC. I've also written for Yahoo! Finance, Fatherly, Kiplinger, and Forbes.

I hold an undergraduate business degree from Georgetown University and an MBA in finance from Georgia Tech. I'm both proud and humbled to say that Investopedia identified me as one of the top 100 financial advisors in the country. And Business Insider named me one of the "best financial advisors for Millennials" in the U.S. I'm a member of the XY Planning Network, Fee-Only Network, Advisor Growth Community, and National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA). Last but certainly not least, I'm the father of two young kids, who only care if I play sports with them after school.

Looking for personal finance tips for Millennials? Check out a few of my recent contributions to local & national finance articles

Kevin In The Media

Hi, I'm Kevin, the founder & CEO of Illumint. In 2017, I created a financial planning company located in Washington, DC that specifically offers college financial planning for Millennials parents. I specialize in helping parents navigate one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives, including 529 plans and tuition discounts, such as merit aid.

I enjoy sharing my perspective on personal finance with other Millennials, so I regularly serve as a resource for journalists. I've provided insight to national publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, and CNBC. I've also written for Yahoo! Finance, Fatherly, Kiplinger, and Forbes.

I hold an undergraduate business degree from Georgetown University and an MBA in finance from Georgia Tech. I'm both proud and humbled to say that Investopedia identified me as one of the top 100 financial advisors in the country. And Business Insider named me one of the "best financial advisors for Millennials" in the U.S. I'm a member of the XY Planning Network, Fee-Only Network, Advisor Growth Community, and National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA). Last but certainly not least, I'm the father of two young kids, who only care if I play sports with them after school.

Check out Kevin's suggestions for family things to do in DC this weekend

FIRST FULL-TIME JOB

NFL scouting assistant

DAILY TRANSPORTATION MODE

MEMORABLE TOURIST ACTIVITY

FIFA WORLD CUPS ATTENDED

Four

FAVORITE PLACE TO RELAX

Coffee shop in the mountains

FASTEST MILE

5:24 (unofficial)

Cage diving with great white sharks

Bicycle

 FUN FACTS ABOUT KEVIN

Financial planning for Millennials prevents you from making savings and investment decisions that limit what's possible for you and your kids

Each Day, Your Savings Lose Opportunities to Grow for College, retirement, & Enjoying Life

You Don't Want to Regret Not Investing Sooner

Growing Your Savings Takes Time 

Financial planning for Millennials prevents you from making investments that limit what's possible for you and your kids