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Kingston, NY 12401

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Barbara Blas, LUTCF

(845) 339-4885

 
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Understanding Today’s Financial Environment

Welcome, I’m Barbara Blas, a financial professional in Kingston, NY. I understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. I can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether your goal is saving for retirement, college savings, or estate strategy, our personalized service focuses your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.

The cornerstone of our practice is wealth accumulation planning for individuals approaching retirement, and retirement income planning for retirees. Our goal is to help you preserve and grow your assets by recommending comprehensive financial and retirement strategies that reflect your needs, values and risk tolerance. We are committed to helping you understand your financial situation and providing you with high-quality, detailed financial information, services, and products to help you achieve your financial goals, truly enjoy your retirement, and leave something behind for the ones you love.

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The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?

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Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

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Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

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Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

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Bi-Weekly Payments

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Disability Income

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

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There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

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When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial professional about changes in your situation.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

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