Phil Mahoney, CFP®

CFP®, Managing Partner

Who is Phil Mahoney, CFP®?

Phil is a Reno native, and has been involved in the securities industry since 1979. He graduated from Loyola University-Chicago with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, and attained his Master s Degree in Finance (MSF) from The College for Financial Planning. As a Board CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, he combines a strong educational background with over 40 years of investment experience and specialized training from the world’s premier financial institutions including Citicorp North America Investment Bank (NAIB) and Barclays Bank PLC. Phil has been married to his Chicago bride, Susan for 35 years. He and his wife are the proud parents of Erin, now 27 and Kelly, 24. He is involved in many local activities, including The Rotary Club of Reno, 4-H Club, and Entrepreneurs Organization (EO).


Phil is proud of Legacy Wealth Planning, and the superior service provided by the advisors and staff for their clients. He had a vision of having an independent practice, focusing on doing the right things for his clients, helping them work on their personal and financial needs. That was realized in 2006 and has since grown to be a normal part of our culture at Legacy Wealth Planning.


Phil’s primary responsibility is to his clients, helping them pursue their goals and life dreams. The largest part is getting to know the clients so that he can not only provide the appropriate investment advice, but also so that he can help in other areas, such as Retirement, Insurance, Estate and College planning. Phil’s Legacy Wealth Planning responsibilities include a fairly robust menu of items, making sure the business is growing and running vibrantly.

Life Pride /Accomplishments

Phil feels he would not be where he is without the influence of Susan and the journey that has led them to this place in their lives. He is very proud of his daughters, Erin and Kelly who are now setting upon their own life journeys, and he enjoys watching their progress. His accomplishments also include cultivating a continual need for ongoing learning within his family: Erin and Kelly with their college degrees, Susan finishing up her Master’s Degree, and his Master’s Degree and Board CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. He feels continual learning makes him better equipped to come up with solutions for his clients, but also helps achieve a good life balance. Want to know more? Check out my monthly newsletters.

Why Work with a CFP?

Most people think that all financial planners are “certified,” but this isn’t true. Anyone can call himself or herself a “financial planner.” Only those who have fulfilled the certification and renewal requirements of CFP Board can display the CFP® certification marks.   Individuals certified by CFP Board have taken the extra step to demonstrate their professionalism by voluntarily submitting to the rigorous CFP® certification process that includes demanding education, examination, experience, and ethical requirements. These standards are called “the four E’s,” and they are four important reasons why the financial planning practitioner you select should display the CFP®certification marks.   When selecting a financial planner, you need to feel confident that the person you choose to help you plan for your future is competent and ethical. The CFP® certification provides that sense of security by allowing only those who meet the following requirements the right to use the CFP® certification marks.
To learn more, visit the Official CFP website.