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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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Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.

Insuring Your Second Home

Insuring Your Second Home

There are unique risks of owning a second home and obtaining the proper coverage may protect you from financial risk.

Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.

 

The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive

In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.

Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?

Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.

Bitcoin 101

Bitcoin has emerged as a digital currency that exists virtually, making it different in fundamental ways.

Insuring Your Second Home

There are unique risks of owning a second home and obtaining the proper coverage may protect you from financial risk.

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Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

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.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

Forecast

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

The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

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