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    • WELCOME TO BARWICK CONSULTING SERVICES, INC.

      What Baby Boomers need to know to maximize retirement income.

    • A FEW WORDS ABOUT US

      We here at Barwick Consulting Services, Inc. specialize in looking at the WHOLE PICTURE for our clients by re-allocating and re-positioning retirement assets for safety, growth, legacy planning, and income planning. We gather complete information to help our clients make informed decisions in an easy to understand manner to assist with their particular situation.
    • Our primary goal is keeping our clients' money safe from volatile and risky investments.

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      Financial Services

      Financial Services

      Our primary goal is keeping our clients' money safe from volatile and risky investments.

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    • Developing the right portfolio of insurance products is an essential step toward a comprehensive financial program or estate planning.

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      Insurance Services

      Insurance Services

      Developing the right portfolio of insurance products is an essential step toward a comprehensive financial program or estate planning.

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    • Check our very informative educational video page. Here you can watch and learn some valuable information about financial and insurance services.

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      Educational Videos

      Educational Videos

      Check our very informative educational video page. Here you can watch and learn some valuable information about financial and insurance services.

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    • Bill Benson and his wife had planned to fortify their retirement savings once their children left home, so they’d have enough to travel and relax. But at 68, Benson is still working full-time, and that empty nest he envisioned isn’t so empty. Benson’s eldest daughter moved home with her two young sons after a divorce, and the two children he and his wife adopted later in life are just now [...]

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      This year has been an exciting time for retirement policy: Just over the horizon sit several potential updates to the laws governing how Americans plan for life after work. In May, the House of Representatives passed the most significant piece of retirement legislation in more than a decade, and currently, a handful of agencies are considering changes to the policies guiding certain retirement [...]

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      DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The simulations have been run and the numbers have been crunched: annuities help improve retirement outcomes compared to investments alone. “Workers show strong interest in guaranteed income1, but one-third of individuals report lower interest in the same guaranteed lifetime income product when it is labeled as an annuity2” The research looked at how [...]

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    • THE TIME MACHINE

      June 12, 2019

      By Andy Ives, CFP®, AIF® IRA Analyst A time machine would be cool to have. Even if it only worked on financial assets, it sure would come in handy. One might jump into the future and see if an investment paid off, or you could look around to see where the smart money succeeded. And if the original investment turned out to be a loser, you could go back in time and sell it – or never even [...]

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      By Andy Ives, CFP®, AIF® IRA Analyst The pro-rata rule is the formula used to determine how much of a distribution is taxable when an IRA account consists of both pre-tax and after-tax (basis) dollars. The rule requires that all SEP, SIMPLE, and traditional IRAs be considered as one giant “Starbucks Venti mug of money” for every distribution or Roth conversion. When both pre- and [...]

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      By Sarah Brenner, JD IRA Analyst Question: I am a financial advisor and want to be clear on something. If a client has a SIMPLE IRA that they are contributing to and have an IRA and are 70.5, can they aggregate the distributions for both and remove from the IRA? Wanda Answer: Aggregation of RMDs is a tricky area and we see lots of mistakes. SIMPLE IRAs can be confusing as well [...]

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