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Barbara Blas, LUTCF

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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.

Helpful Content

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Making Sense Of A Home Warranty

Making Sense Of A Home Warranty

Understanding the value of a home warranty.

Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.

 

Saving Early & Letting Time Work For You

The earlier you start pursuing financial goals, the better your outcome may be.

Inflation & Your Money

It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.

A Living Trust Primer

Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

Do You Owe The AMT?

If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.

Who Is Your Trusted Contact?

This investment account question is vital and answered as early as possible.

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Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations?

18 Years’ Worth of Days

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

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Questions to Consider When Buying a Vacation Home

Doing your research is key before buying a vacation home.

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