Jimmy Hicks Web2022

James L. Hicks, CFP®, ChFC®, ChSNC, CFBS, CLU®, CPFA®, MBA

Office Location

1593 Spring Hill Rd. Suite 500E
Vienna, VA 22182

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Why The College Funding Coach?

Education and planning are my life’s calling. I am one of the lucky ones who discovered this sooner rather than later. I love helping families and am a big family man at heart.

Area of Focus for LKS WorkshopsPublic and private schools in Northern Virginia and the Greater DC Area

A Little More About Jimmy

Background: Jimmy is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional and has been a member of The College Funding Coach® since 2014. Jimmy was awarded “Top College Funding Coach of 2019.”

He grew up in McLean/Falls Church, Virginia, and graduated from McLean High School in 1999. He then went on to attend the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, and in 2003 earned his degree with distinction in History and Economics. While at UVA, Jimmy was the Treasurer and President of the Economics Club and served on the Third Year Class Council.

After a short career in sales management, Jimmy returned to the University of Virginia to earn his MBA from the Darden School of Business. He then went on to work in South Korea as a global strategist and later as Director for a start-up educational management company in São Paulo, Brazil. At the end of 2012, Jimmy returned to the United States and his hometown of Falls Church to pursue a career in financial planning.

Today, Jimmy’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of the families that he helps to plan wisely for the future. Jimmy is located at our Vienna, VA office at 1593 Spring Hill Road, Suite 500E, Vienna, VA 22182. His email is jhicks@thecollegefundingcoach.org and his direct phone line is (703) 394-7176.

Community Involvement: Jimmy is a member of the Greater Washington Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Falls Church City Chamber of Commerce, the Washington, D.C. Estate Planning Council. and Charity Baptist Church (McLean, VA).

Personal: He lives in Vienna, Virginia with his wife Debora, daughter Julia, and their feisty Pomeranian, Tiffany. In his free time, Jimmy enjoys spending time with family, golfing, and lots of outdoor activities.

Professional Accomplishments: NAIFA Four Under Forty (2020), Court of the Table (2022), MDRT Member (2017- 2022), Top College Funding Coach (2019)

Education: BA with Distinction, History and Economics, The University of Virginia


Registered representative of, and offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through MML Investors Services, LLC, Member SIPC (www.sipc.org). 1593 Spring Hill Road, Suite 500 East, Vienna, VA 22182. (703) 847-9660.

J.L. Hicks Financial Group and The College Funding Coach are not affiliated with MML Investors Services, LLC. California Insurance License #: 0K55613. Licensed to sell securities in: AL, CA, DC, MD, MA, PA, VA, & WV. Licensed to sell insurance in: AL, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, MD, MA, OK, PA, UT, VA, & WV.


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Read Jimmy Hicks’s Blog Posts:

Strategies for Sending Your Children to Private Colleges Despite the Higher Costs

The American Opportunity Tax Credit: “The Tax Scholarship”

Saving for College Before Your Baby Is Born

College Funding for Newlyweds

Stuck in the Middle: How Roth IRAs Can Be Used for College Funding

What Are Prepaid Tuition Plans?

Watch Jimmy’s webinar on how Roth IRAs can be used for college funding:

Stuck in the Middle: How Roth IRAs Can Be Used for College Funding