James Kinney (MBA)

James Kinney focuses in the
following client markets or areas of practice:

  • College/Education Planning
  • Investment Advice with Ongoing Management
  • Investment Advice without Ongoing Management
  • Retirement Plan Investment Advice
  • Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
  • Tax Planning

Planning Specialties

Jim started his career in financial planning in 2004 after a successful entrepeneurial career.  While the majority of his clients are seeking assistance in planning their approaching retirement, Jim is committed to making his time available on an hourly fee, project based, or subscription basis to help all those who wish to improve their financial lives.  

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Here are a few of Jim's areas of expertise:

  • Retirement Planning
  • Investment Advice (hourly fee) 
  • Investment Management (ongoing)
  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Financial Planning for Divorce
  • College Planning
  • Hourly Fee Advice 
  • Financial Coaching
  • Household Budgeting, Cash Flow, and Debt Management
  • Home Purchase Advice
  • Real estate investing
  • Insurance Needs Analysis 
  • Second Opinions
  • Annuity Analysis and Rescue

Additional Information

Jim Kinney is the owner of Financial Pathways.  He began financial planning in 2004 as a second career, led to the field by his strong passion for helping others and belief in the importance of sound financial decision making.  Jim has been firmly committed to the principles of fiduciary responsibility and fee only advice since his early days with the firm.  He has also steadfastly maintained a policy of providing financial planning advice for all - with NO INVESTMENT MINIMUMS or requirements. While Financial Pathways will help manage money for those who need that servce, we don't make it a requirement to work with us. 

Jim has been frequently quoted in financial media, including such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Kiplingers, and Money Magazine, and is a frequent contributor to online financial help forums at popular websites such as Investopedia,

Jim lives in Califon New Jersey (Hunterdon County) with his wife Laura and lovable mutt Muse.  Laura and Jim have 4 adult children, including Alex who works for the firm as a Paraplanner.  

  • Our Financial Planning Centers are conveniently located to serve residents of central and northern New Jersey. 
  • Our Bridgewater planning center serves residents of Somerset, Union, Middlesex, and Hunterdon Counties. 
  • Our Mount Olive (Flanders) planning center serves residents of Warren, Morris, Somerset, and Sussex counties.

We can also meet with clients at Regus meeting centers in Roseland, NJ or Princeton, NJ when that is most convenient.   





NAPFA Start Date

February 24, 2014


This Office

230 US Highway 206 Bldg 3 Flanders, NJ 07836-9189 Phone: (866) 635-8518

Other Offices

1200 US Highway 22 Suite 2000 Bridgewater, NJ 08807-2943 Phone: (866) 635-8518