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.
The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee
Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.
Test Your Life Insurance Knowledge
How much do you know about one of the most important tools you have to help protect your and your family’s financial future?
Insurance Needs Assessment: For Empty Nesters and Retirees
Do your insurance needs stay the same when the nest empties?
However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
There are unique risks of owning a second home and obtaining the proper coverage may protect you from financial risk.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Learn more about women taking control of their finances with this infographic.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
Peer-to-peer payment apps are one of the newest ways to send money.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?