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Detach from the constant noise of the financial world and focus on what's essential - family, occupation, and recreation. Tommy discusses financial and life strategies you can use to Essentialize your life.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Apps. We all love ‘em and there are millions available, but most aren't worth your attention. We’ve highlighted 5 that we’ve tested, regularly use and approve...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The US equity markets have been setting records recently and are sitting near all time highs. Are you excited or concerned? Either way, if you’re led by your emotions, you will more than likely fail...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

If you’ve ever wondered why a molehill turned into a mountain on a simple task, it could be due to lack of process. Having a process makes tasks not only efficient, but in most instances, a process can create desired outcomes....

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

September is officially National Preparedness Month, and it is no coincidence that this national awareness month happens to take place during peak hurricane season. As I am writing this, tropical storm Gordon is quickly approaching...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Whether or not you have children back in school, this can be a great time of year for all of us to incorporate some discipline and focus into the routine. These 4 productivity tips can help in any season of life...

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

When you look at your life today, are you where you thought you'd be 5 years ago? Do you wonder how you ended up here? In this post, we'll show you how to connect all the dots and develop a clear plan for your future...

Monday, July 23, 2018

In 2014, after stumbling upon Essentialism by Greg McKeown, I was grabbed by definition of Essentialism - really it's the subtitle on the book: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. It has impacted me both professionally and personally,...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

It has been 242 years since this great country first declared it’s freedom but in today’s world of constant distractions and concerns about security, liberty is easily taken for granted. I know I’m guilty....

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A budget is essential to attaining and maintaining a work-optional lifestyle. Hidden expenditures can potentially snowball into unwanted debt. In this post we list out four hidden expenses you may have forgotten to add to your budget!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The road to financial independence is fluid and dynamic. As life unfolds, you inevitably face what we call Critical Financial Events. Some will be surprises, but many you can predict and prepare for. This post outlines...

Thursday, May 31, 2018

When we visit with the families we serve or those who’ve been introduced to us, there are common questions that always come up. In this post we answer four of these frequently asked questions...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Have you ever found a charge on one of your bank cards that wasn’t yours? Well, one of our team recently did, and this post gives you the process you should use to get your money back! We also outline a few strategies to being...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and if you struggle every year to find that perfect gift for your mother, grandmother, or spouse then this article is for you! Below is a list of the best items we’ve seen over the...

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Now that spring is here everything snaps back to life, including things around the house! Which is why we covered this list of six essential spring cleaning items around the house on our podcast, one of which you can do from the...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

If you have visited my office, you have probably seen a copy of the book Essentialism on my desk. This book has been pivotal in helping me discover where my highest point of contribution should be. If you haven't read it, I highly...

Friday, January 5, 2018

The new year brings new resolutions and goals for everyone, Barko Financial is no different. This year we look to move our practice further into to a stewardship role for our clients and we will be adding additional valued services....

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The need to care for special-needs children may continue into their adult years, and even after the passing of their parents. The care choices are wide ranging—family, health-care aides, special-care facilities, day programs, and...