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Welcome to Baker Financial Services, a full service financial planning firm in Arlington, Texas. For over 30 years, we have offered comprehensive financial guidance to our clients. While there are unique challenges when building wealth and planning for the future, we work hard to help each client navigate their way toward financial independence. Whether you are preparing for retirement, beginning an investment program or need a financial blueprint, our personalized service is designed to help you reach your goals and objectives.

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The Business Cycle

The Business Cycle

How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?

9 Facts About Retirement

9 Facts About Retirement

Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.

What Smart Investors Know

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

 

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family

Here are 4 great, and sometimes unexpected, places to raise a family.

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.

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

Women and Financial Strategies

Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.

Investing with Your Heart

For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.

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What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

Investments

You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

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