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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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Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.

Spotting Credit Trouble

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

Estate Management 101

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate

 

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.

Insurance Needs Assessment: For Empty Nesters and Retirees

Do your insurance needs stay the same when the nest empties?

How the Federal Reserve Works

Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.

Filing Final Tax Returns for the Deceased

The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.

Understanding Long-Term Care

Understanding the types of long-term-care services—and what those services could cost—may be critical.

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Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Social Security Taxes

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

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

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5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.

Coaches

Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

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