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The Ultimate Retirement Plan Checklist

The Ultimate Retirement Plan Checklist

To hire a financial advisor or not to hire a financial advisor…that is the question. As far as an answer to that question, well it depends who you ask. Considering that Barber Financial Group is a wealth management firm that specializes in financial planning for retirement, most people would expect us to say that you […]

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What’s Your Biggest Expense in Retirement?

What’s Your Biggest Expense in Retirement?

When it comes to planning for retirement, what do you think your biggest expense may be? The answer we most commonly hear ranges from healthcare, housing, insurance, and transportation. The one thing that doesn’t get mentioned too often is one that should be thought of at the top of the list, and that is taxes. […]

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Don’t Believe Every Myth about Social Security

Don’t Believe Every Myth about Social Security

Did your parents ever tell you as a teenager to not believe “everything you hear”? It’s good advice and one I’ve told my own children. However, it’s not just what you “hear”, these days. With the explosion of technology, social media, and the high numbers of media outlets, the same advice can be applied to […]

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10 Habits of Highly Successful Retirees

Many baby boomers think of retirement as a vacation they will be on for the rest of their life, and it’s possible that scenario could be an accurate one. The probability of you living what you define as a “successful” retirement depends largely on making correct choices while not making poor (and often expensive) ones. […]

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Yep, Even the Social Security Administration Makes Mistakes

Yep, Even the Social Security Administration Makes Mistakes

As the saying goes, “To err is human, to forgive, divine.” Which is true, except for when it comes to your social security earnings report. It’s important to make sure that your earnings history is correct and tax prep season is the perfect time to do just that. In 2016, the Social Security Administration dealt […]

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What’s the Most Common Social Security Number?

What’s the Most Common Social Security Number?

If you read the title of this blog post and did a double-take, please don’t misunderstand and get concerned that the Social Security Administration recycles numbers…they don’t. Each U.S. citizen has their own assigned number that essentially dies with you when you pass away. However, did you know that 078-05-1120 was the number that over […]

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Ladies, It’s Not Just Shopping that Can Derail Your Retirement

Ladies, It’s Not Just Shopping that Can Derail Your Retirement

(Originally Posted at Barber Financial Group) When it comes to financial planning, statistically speaking, women are lagging behind. Despite the fact that females control $5 trillion in investable assets, represent more than 51% of the workforce, and are starting their own companies at twice the rate of men. * Now this is not an article […]

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Have You Planned for Retirement Risks?

Have You Planned for Retirement Risks?

(Originally Posted at Barber Financial Group) When it comes to the word “risk”, it can mean a lot of different things to different people. Some view risk as a negative thing, especially if they made a decision in their past that ended badly. Risk to others is an exciting opportunity because it’s often thought the […]

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