Chladek Wealth Management Receives 2014 Best of Leawood Award

LEAWOOD June 5, 2014 -- Chladek Wealth Management, LLC has been selected for the 2014 Best of Leawood Award in the Financial Planner category by the Leawood Award Program. Each year, the Leawood Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional success in their local community and business category. These are local companies [...]

July 17th, 2014|

And May the Odds Be Ever In Your Favor…

“And may the odds be ever in your favor.” – The Hunger Games Have you ever thought about what your strategy would be if you were a participant in the popular book/movie series “The Hunger Games”? If you’re not familiar with the series, it’s not unlike being an investor; there are those participants who risk [...]

July 17th, 2014|

New Kansas City Fee Only Financial Planning Service

Do you know why I'm in this business? It's not because I love wearing a sport coat.  It's because I really enjoy watching my clients succeed and feel the financial peace-of-mind they (we all) deserve.  And, truthfully, with the right tools and guidance, this is within reach for you, as well. I have taken a [...]

May 22nd, 2014|

Easy Steps for Financial Spring Cleaning

Every year, as April quickly approaches, I start to hear these types of comments from people: “I received a bunch of paperwork, but I still need to sort through it to file taxes,” or even more frightening: “I’m not sure I even know where my financial documents are.”  This time of year, we all think [...]

April 15th, 2014|

Kansas City December Family Events

Hi there-- yes, everyone is bombarding you with "Save Big!" and "Buy Now!" but please, for the love of your bank account, stick to your budget. Don't go nuts just because it's Christmas. For Angie and I, our largest expenditure is on our kids. We have picked out a few gifts, determined a budget, and [...]

December 2nd, 2013|

Black Friday Deal Sites 2013

I like to post Black Friday Deals because we ourselves are looking to see if the gifts we've picked for our kiddos are on sale. Check out the search feature on this site-- type the item you want and voila! http://www.pennypinchinmom.com/black-friday-apparel-deals-database/ Penny Pinchin' mom is a local Kansas City blogger who we feel is trustworthy [...]

November 28th, 2013|

A Thanksgiving Toast

If I could fit all of you in my dining room today, here's what I would say: Living the American Dream was not something my wife and I ever imagined in those first harrowing days of our firm; shortly after the bottom dropped out of the financial markets. Four years ago this month, Chladek Wealth [...]

November 28th, 2013|

A Slawsa-ome, Inspiring Story

My wife and I enjoy watching Shark Tank were blown away with Julie Busha’s story.  We couldn’t resist the urge to share it with all of you. The AMERICAN DREAM is alive and well, folks. So often these days, we get stuck being “normal” by choosing to live a life in debt to others.  Julie [...]

November 22nd, 2013|

Don’t Overspend This Holiday Season! Here’s How…

I took my two-year old daughter, Lexi, to Trader Joe's yesterday to buy two turkeys. Over the past couple years I’ve picked up the hobby of smoking meat, so I’m going to try smoking a turkey for the first time, and just in case something goes wrong, I'm going to fry the other one.  If [...]

November 21st, 2013|

Yikes: Private College Tuition for 2013 Babies

Did you have a baby this year? We did! Check out these staggering numbers: A child born in 2013 that begins kindergarten in the fall of 2018 would attend college between the years of 2031 and 2035.  If that child attended an average private 4-year college and if the annual price increases for private colleges [...]

November 19th, 2013|