Wealth Beyond Taxes: A Worry-Free Retirement (Even When You Start Late!) with Mike Barber (Episode #78)

Mike BarberDr. Lynn Hellerstein of Vision Beyond Sight speaks with Mike Barber, a chartered financial consultant and author who specializes in working with the eyecare industry, to talk about helping professionals and business owners find a way towards a worry-free retirement through financial education. Mike talks about insurance, retirement plans, student loans and taxes, and suggests a way to leverage your retirement especially for people who are starting late.

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  • How the insurance industry inspired Mike
  • The importance of mentors
  • Financial education to the younger generation
  • Mike’s passion for the eyecare industry
  • Advising about making the right financial decisions
  • Common areas that professionals overlook in preparing for their retirement
  • Student loans, retirement plan and taxes 
  • How to leverage your retirement even when you’re starting late

About Mike Barber:

Mike Barber, a Chartered Financial Consultant with almost 50 years of expertise, is highly experienced in increasing retirement income for his clients. His objective is to provide a worry-free retirement with a focus on reducing risks, minimizing taxes, and planning for long-term medical needs.

When Mike made a commitment to a career in financial services, he also made a commitment to become a “student of the business”. Over a 15-year period, Mike earned a Chartered Life Underwriter Designation, a Chartered Financial Consultant Designation, and a Master’s Degree in Financial Services. More recently, Mike undertook the study for a Retirement Income Certified Professional Designation. Mike owns Barber and Associates Financial Group, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor firm.

Over his career, Mike has worked with a wide diversity of people. He currently serves as the in-house financial advisor for a large missionary sending agency. He meets online with US school teachers serving all over the world. Mike’s passion is bringing financial peace of mind to people from all walks of life.

Mike’s special expertise and focus is working with high income professionals who feel they are behind in saving enough for retirement. He specifically enjoys working with eye care professionals because of his experience with his son, an Ophthalmologist. His book “Wealth Beyond Taxes” was written for this reason. 

Mike and his wife Mary met in Vienna 20 years ago while doing mission’s work. Today, they both volunteer as mentors with incarcerated men and women, helping them get a fresh start and a new life. They enjoy a wonderful life living in Florida and have nine grandchildren.

Connect with Mike Barber and Barber & Associates Financial Group:

Website | LinkedIn

Mike's book: Wealth Beyond Taxes: How Ophthalmology and Optometry Professionals Are Using the Tax Code to Their Advantage to Generate More Income and Wealth

A good financial advisor knows how to crunch the numbers. If we know how old you are, how much you saved and when you want to retire, it’s a fairly easy calculation how much do you need to be saving to retire and keep in the same lifestyle. 35%. More than a third of your income if you’re starting late is what you need to commit in order to have that retirement.” - Mike Barber

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Dr. Lynn Hellerstein, Developmental Optometrist, co-owner of Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, P.C., award-winning author and international speaker, holds powerful and inspiring conversations with her guests in the areas of health, wellness, education, sports and psychology. They share their inspirational stories of healing and transformation through their vision expansion. Vision Beyond Sight Podcast will help you see with clarity, gain courage and confidence. Welcome to Vision Beyond Sight!

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About Dr. Lynn

A pioneer in vision therapy and developmental optometry, for more than 30 years, Dr. Lynn Hellerstein has helped thousands of children and adults improve their vision and transform their lives — at home, in the classroom, and most recently on the playing field. Her breakthrough methods unlock barriers to learning and “rewire” around brain injuries, and vision perception or processing deficits. But you don’t have to have a vision problem to benefit: her brain training strategies may be the missing magic if you’re an athlete trying to nail a tricky shot or stay cool in competition. If it’s a skill you can visualize, Dr. Hellerstein can help train your eyes — and mind’s eye — on success.

Award-winning and #1 bestselling author, Dr. Lynn has published numerous professional peer reviewed articles, chapters and four books.

See It. Say It. Do It! (2009) - How to see/recognize your goal, declare your intention, and taking action to achieve your vision.

See It. Say It. Do It! Organize It! (2011) - How to create a step by step process to make achieving your goal a reality.

50 Tips To Improve Your Sports Performance (2013) - How to improve your sports performance today by enhancing eye-mind-body coordination skills, achieving the mental edge, and preventing injuries.

Expand Your Vision (2021) - Discover the power of the seeing brain…the creator of your true vision. Gain Clarity, Courage, and Confidence. In this #1 Amazon best-selling innovative newest book, the power of visualizing and believing in the process to break through internal barriers and create new possibilities for achieving your goal is explored. Visualization can be used to increase creativity, to reduce stress and anxiety, and to build confidence in all of the things that they do.