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.
How Does Your Credit Score Compare?
Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.
The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.
Three important factors when it comes to your financial life.
Concerns over identity theft continue to grow, especially with data breaches at major companies and financial institutions.
The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.
Do you understand these common mobile slang terms?
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or another qualified retirement plan.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
Bucket lists don’t have to be for tomorrow.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
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In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.