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What New Surveys Tell Us About Millennials & Money

September 14, 2020

When it comes to money, millennials have a reputation for being lazy, entitled, and unwilling to...

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Should you refinance your mortgage?

September 9, 2020

On this edition of the Barry Broadcast, Liz Garvey and Beth Parker sat down with Donna McKeown,...

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How We Can Improve Virtual Learning For Students During COVID-19

September 4, 2020

COVID-19 has altered many facets of our daily lives, and students have been among those most...

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Reshaped How We Work

August 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic forced a number of businesses to adjust their working environments in order...

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The Hottest Commodity Right Now Isn't Gold — It's Handbags

August 26, 2020

With the Treasury offering sub-zero real interest rates, investors are looking for new assets to...

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How To Ask Friends & Family For Funding (And Why You Shouldn't)

August 24, 2020

Would-be entrepreneurs are skipping bank loans in favor of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter...

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Remembering A Computing Legend

August 18, 2020

These days, most computing devices are built around touchscreens, but until recently, the mouse was...

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Is Time Running Out For TikTok in the U.S.?

July 24, 2020

TikTok is the most popular app of 2020, but the upstart social media site may not be around in the...

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Fool's Gold: How One Company Used Fake Gold To Secure $2 Billion in Loans

July 21, 2020

When it comes to offering collateral for loans, you can't do much better than gold bars. Unless, of...

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What's Next for the Industries Hit Hardest by COVID-19?

June 29, 2020

COVID-19 significantly impacted industries across the board, but some (including retail,...

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Clean Your Finances

June 29, 2020

Over the last several months, many of us have had extra time on our hands. And for some, this has...

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Hudson Yards and COVID-19

June 25, 2020

Hudson Yards is a $25 billion development in New York City. It was open for just two days before...

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Coronavirus: Poor Nations Are Facing An Unprecedented Debt Crisis

June 24, 2020

Developing nations have long relied on outside investors and low-interest debt to finance their...

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Will Young New Yorkers Return To The City?

June 23, 2020

As a result of COVID-19, New York City has seen a mass exodus of people in their 20s and 30s. Some...

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The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Potential Gold Mine for Scammers

May 27, 2020

Times of crisis can be frightening for the average person, but for scammers, they're a great...

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The Impact of Coronavirus on Individual Wealth

May 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant economic impact: business closures, plummeting oil...

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Finding the Silver Lining In COVID-19

May 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most significant crises the world has ever known. Hundreds of...

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A Valuable (And Fun) Lesson

April 30, 2020

What's important in life? What are the things that we should pay attention to, and what are just...

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Market Update IV: COVID-19

April 22, 2020

In our fourth podcast during the COVID-19 pandemic, Joe Barry, Pat Barry, Kate Alves and Dan...

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Giving Back During COVID-19

April 20, 2020

Over the last several weeks, it's been inspiring to see how ordinary people from across the country...

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Kindness In The Face of Uncertainty

March 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant amount of worry and uncertainty across the country....

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Fear & Greed: More Useful To Investors Than You May Think

March 27, 2020

To make the right investment decisions, investors need to keep their emotions out of the equation....

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Recession or Depression? Why The United States Is At A Crossroads

March 27, 2020

Historically speaking, pandemics typically don't cause economies to collapse all by themselves....

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Market Update: COVID-19 and Crude Oil

March 16, 2020

Again, markets closed sharply lower yesterday. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial...

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Barry E-Mag: March 2020

March 3, 2020

In this month’s newsletter, we discuss the Coronavirus, the Big Mac Index, and a timely accessory...

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Marijuana Companies Are Running Out of Cash

February 26, 2020

Ongoing efforts to legalize or decriminalize marijuana have contributed to the rise of cannabis...

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Google Maps Gets A Makeover For Its 15th Birthday

February 26, 2020

Google Maps turns 15 this year, and the app got a major revamp to mark the occasion. In addition to...

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First Look: The Cruise Origin

February 26, 2020

The Cruise Origin is a self-driven, all-electric vehicle that was introduced late last month. The...

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Our 2020 Social Security Seminar

February 26, 2020

On January 30th, 2020, we hosted a Social Security Seminar at the Waypoint Event Center. Kurt...

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11 Successful People Share the Best Advice They've Ever Gotten

January 27, 2020

As any successful person will tell you, there's no set formula for reaching your goals. It's a...

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There's Enough Time To Do Everything—If You Use It Wisely

December 11, 2019

Too often, we find ourselves wishing there was more time in the day to do all the things we really...

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Ready For College? Here's How To Start Saving Today

October 22, 2019

Saving for college is tough today, and it’s only going to get more difficult as the cost of higher...

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The Friendly Skies: How To Avoid Airline Baggage Fees

October 17, 2019

Baggage fees are an unavoidable part of air travel, right? Not necessarily. Domestic airlines will...

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Storm Windows & Insurance: How To Properly Prepare For A Hurricane

October 15, 2019

Since the early 1980's, hurricanes have increased in frequency, intensity, and duration, and...

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Have Extra Tote Bags At Home? Put Them To Work.

October 10, 2019

October 10th is National Handbag Day, a day to "recognize the versatile and utilitarian bag that...

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Automation in an Unexpected Industry

August 20, 2019

In recent years, automation has played a larger and larger role in many industries  within our...

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Estate Planning: How To Have The Conversation

April 29, 2019

Estate planning can be a delicate subject to navigate and data shows that many Americans struggle...

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Money Clips

April 3, 2019

We are excited to share our first installment of MoneyClips. This video series will feature various...

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Tips For Raising Grounded Children In A Wealthy Household

March 5, 2019

At Barry, we work with many wealthy families that have children. Some of these children are young,...

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Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

December 4, 2018

If online shopping is a part of your holiday plans, you are not alone, as a recent study from...

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Paying Down Debt Versus Saving Money

October 18, 2018

If you have excess funds left after paying bills each month, you may be wondering if you should be...

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5 Things Your College Freshman Needs to Know About Money

October 2, 2018

Now that your child is away at school and has more freedom to decide where and how to spend money,...

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October Planning Insights

September 26, 2018

On this month's Barry Broadcast, Whitney Holland and Kate Alves sit down to discuss how the Barry...

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What to Know Before Helping to Pay for a Grandchild's College

September 21, 2018

Have you thought about helping your grandchildren with their future education costs? There are many...

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How much of your income should be used for expenses and how much should you save?

September 20, 2018

The below link provides a budgeting guideline for each category of expenses. The general idea is to...

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The Tax Reform and Its Impact on How You Pay for College

September 20, 2018

There have been a number of changes due to the Tax Reform regarding paying for College. As noted in...

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"Don't eat the marshmallow!"

August 23, 2018

What can four-year-old children and self-control tell us about the principles of success? As it...

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Barry Podcast: Interest Rate Discussion

July 17, 2018

Coming out of the 2008 financial crises, we observed zero, and even negative, interest rates in...

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Discover your money personality!

June 29, 2018

Do you need to improve your money habits?  Are you a savings guru?  Take this 5-minute quiz from ...

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7 reasons why you should hire a financial advisor, even if you're not rich.

June 28, 2018

The New York Times recently published an article explaining why it can be so valuable to have a...

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Barry Podcast: Global Investing Strategies

June 21, 2018

Sean Corkery, CFA® and Joe Barry, CFA®  discuss the global investment philosophy used at Barry...

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Podcast: April 2018 Market Update

April 30, 2018

On this week's Barry Broadcast, Sean Corkery, CFA® and Joe Barry, CFA® discuss the state of U.S....

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