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Office locations for our Indianapolis and New York offices

Indianapolis Office (Gail A. Barnes):

8935 N. Meridian Street, Suite 113, Indianapolis, IN 46260

New York Office (Aquaila Barnes):

274 Madison Avenue, Suite 1103, New York, NY 10016


Barnes Financial Services (BFS) is a family-operated practice based in Indianapolis, New York/Tri-State area and Houston.  Built on the reputation for educating and assisting small businesses and individuals in pursuing their financial goals, BFS offers personalized accounting, tax & financial services... (read more on our About Us page)


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The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of

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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.

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

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