Kenneth Robinson, CFP®, JD

Practical Financial Planning

Contact Details

Practical Financial Planning
20525 Center Ridge Road
Suite 501
Rocky River, OH 44116
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Primary: (216) 688-3737

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Kenneth F. Robinson, JD, CFP® has provided fee-only financial guidance to individuals and families for more than 15 years. The owner of Practical Financial Planning, Inc., Ken also provides keynote speeches and seminars on personal finance through his company Financial Self-Confidence. Before founding his planning practice, he worked as a lawyer in private practice, and as a property/casualty risk manager in local government. Ken is the author of several books including Don't Make a Budget: Why it's So Hard to Save Money and What to Do About It. He also wrote, produced and directed a critically acclaimed rap music video on dealing with bear markets. A frequent contributor to Cleveland's The Plain Dealer, Ken has been quoted in Money and Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and his work on financial planning has appeared in the journal Science. He is the co-author, with Jake Kuebler, of the white paper, “The Financial Planners’ Retainer: A Reflection of Real Value,” and serves on ACP’s Board and on NAPFA’s Ethics Committee.

Professional Credentials/Designations

  • CFP®
  • JD

Serving Clients Living In

  • OH

Engagements Offered

  • Limited/Project Retainers
  • One-Time Reviews
  • Open Retainers
  • Standalone Investment Management
  • Wealth Management


  • Cornell University


  • AB, History


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law


  • JD cum laude, Law

Accepting New Clients

  • Yes

Offers Remote Appointments

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • NATP

Other Associations

  • National Speakers Association 2003 - Present

Job History

Practical Financial Planning
Cleveland, OH, United States
January 1997 - present

Cleveland Metroparks and City of Cleveland
Risk Manager
Cleveland, OH, United States
February 1990 - March 2000

Law Firms (Northeast Ohio)
Greater Cleveland Area, OH, United States
November 1986 - February 1990

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)
Toastmasters International (TI)

Semifinalist, International Speech Contest
Toastmasters International (TI)