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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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Questions to Ask About Medicare

Questions to Ask About Medicare

Take the guesswork out of your IEP or SEP with this helpful article.

Do You Owe The AMT?

Do You Owe The AMT?

If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.

The Most Overlooked Item of Any Home Improvement

The Most Overlooked Item of Any Home Improvement

The item most homeowners forget on their home improvement project checklist is insurance.

 

Get Paid for Going Green

Those looking into environmentally minded home modifications may get a boost from Uncle Sam’s tax incentives.

Dog Bites Neighbor. Now What?

Even dogs have bad days. So, what happens when your dog bites a neighbor or passing pedestrian?

When Should You Take Social Security

Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

The Business Cycle

Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.

Teen Drinking and Your Liability

Drinking may be a “rite of passage” for teens, but when it occurs in your home you may be held responsible for their actions.

Value vs. Growth Investing

Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.

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Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

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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.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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.

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The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

RE: Retirement

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

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