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Social Security Checklist

The Social Security Checklist is a guide to claiming your Social Security benefits and includes a short checklist to help you along the way.


Investments Article

A Recent History of Bear Markets

Clarity, confidence, and control within your financial plan is of the utmost importance right now amid these turbulent times in the markets so you can accomplishment your goals in retirement. Dean Barber and Bud Kasper review a recent history of bear markets and how you can stress test your financial plan through periods like the Dot-Com Bubble and Great Recession.

Investments Article

The True Meaning of Tax Planning

Tax filing has been top of mind lately with the April 18 deadline fast approaching. While the tax compliance window is closing for this year, it’s important to remember that the tax planning window is always open. Bud Kasper and Logan DeGraeve discuss the true meaning of tax planning and how to best mitigate taxes over your lifetime.

Investments Article

Managing Risk in the Markets

Between the Federal Reserve’s decision on rising interest rates and the situation with Russia and Ukraine, there are a lot of unknowns right now. Dean Barber and Bud Kasper discuss the importance of controlling what you can control by managing market risk to alleviate the angst of the unknowns.

The Guided Retirement Show

Social Security Podcast

Avoiding Costly Mistakes When Claiming Social Security with Ken Sokol

Episode 63 | Ken Sokol - Owner | Financial Spreadsheets, LLC

In today’s episode, we discuss the best (and worst) things you can do in claiming Social Security, why your retirement strategy could be the difference between bringing in or losing $100,000 or more in income, and the financial questions you should be asking yourself as you prepare for retirement.

Social Security Podcast

How to Claim the Most from Your Social Security with Marc Kiner & Jim Blair

Episode 49 | Marc Kiner & Jim Blair - Social Security Experts
In this episode, we explore the many different options retirees have when it comes to claiming Social Security. We get into how Social Security is taxed, why different types of retirement income don’t play nice together, and how to put a stop to preventable losses and make the most of this extraordinarily complex program.




IRA Planning for 2022

After reviewing 401(k) planning for 2022 in January, we’re slightly shifting gears here for this Barber Financial Group Educational Series event to discuss IRA planning for 2022. While a 401(k) is often people’s largest asset, IRAs are oftentimes their second largest asset. Chris Rett recently joined Dean Barber to break down IRA planning for people at various stages of their lives.


Claiming Your Social Security

In this webinar, Will Doty, CFP®, discusses the importance of properly claiming your Social Security. During this on-demand webinar, Will covers the differences in claiming strategies, spousal situations, the impact of Social Security on taxes, and more. This webinar is designed to give you a better understanding of how Social Security fits into your overall financial plan.


Savvy IRA Planning for Boomers

Financial Advisor Drew Jones presents an updated version of our Savvy IRA Planning for Boomers webinar. IRA Planning is a complex process. Factor in recent changes from the SECURE Act, and it gets even further complicated. We're here to clear up the noise as Drew presents Savvy IRA Planning for Boomers.