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Navigating Today’s Financial Environment

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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Stop Wasting Money

Stop Wasting Money

One way to find money is to examine your current spending habits and eliminate money wasters.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Bi-Weekly Payments

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

 

Retirement Is a Beginning

Key questions to answer when you are considering retirement.

Pullbacks, Corrections, and Bear Markets

Pullbacks, corrections, and bear markets are all a part of the investing cycle. When the market experiences volatility, it may be a good time to review these common terms.

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.

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?

Personal Finance Tips for Military Families

Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.

Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts

Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.

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Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

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

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.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

Acres of Diamonds

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

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

Should I Invest in Gold?

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

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

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