Barry Bigelow

Tackle Student Debt During College Savings Month

September is National College Savings Month, Financial Professional Barry Bigelow Offers Advice on Tackling College Debt

DULUTH, Minn. – In Minnesota, the average graduate leaves college with $32,052 in student loan debt. September is college savings month and local financial professional Barry Bigelow from Great Waters Financial recently stopped by FOX 21 Local News with tips to tackle student debt. Student debt is at an all time high, how much do we owe in student loans?…

Five Mistakes to Avoid When Paying off Credit Card Debt

Thursday, March 21, 2019 is National Credit Reduction Day

DULUTH, Minn. – According to a recent study credit card debt is at a record high. Recent interest rate hikes mean we’re paying even more to carry that debt. Thursday, March 21 is National Credit Card Reduction Day and Financial Advisor Barry Bigelow from Great Waters Financial offers five mistakes we should avoid making with credit cards. Why do we…

Facts First Before Filing Your Taxes

Financial Expert Barry Bigelow with Great Waters Financial Offers Tips as Folks File 2019 Tax Returns

DULUTH, Minn. – Nearly 90 percent of taxpayers are expected to take the standard deduction this year. While that may sound like taxes just got easier, financial experts warn filers should be aware of some major changes to the tax code. Financial Professional Barry Bigelow from Great Waters Financial offers tips to making your filing stress free this year. What…

Five Financial Tips to Consider Before 2019

Barry Bigelow with Great Waters Financial Stopped by FOX 21 Local News Wednesday Morning to Offer Five Easy Tips to Consider Before 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – The confetti will fly as we soon sing and ring in 2019! But we can’t let the ball drop before setting ourselves up for financial success. Local financial professional Barry Bigelow from Great Waters Financial stopped by FOX 21 Local News Wednesday morning to offer tips to consider before we jump into 2019. Prep for Tax Season…

Treat Yourself with Better Saving Habits this Halloween

Barry Bigelow with Great Waters Financial Talks About Five Key Points to Helping You Save More Money

DULUTH, Minn. – Halloween is right around the corner! The spooky ritual has many of us thinking about tricks more than treats. However, it doesn’t have to be that way when it comes to your wallet. Local Financial Professional Barry Bigelow stopped by FOX 21 Local News Thursday morning to offer tips on how to trick yourself into saving for…

Tips for Avoiding Future Money Problems

Money Problems Were Different Back in the Day; Barry Bigelow with Great Waters Financial Offers Tips to Staying Financially Alert

DULUTH, Minn. – Planning for retirement used to be fairly predictable. As decades pass, times have changed and we’re now facing money problems today that didn’t exist years ago. Financial professional Barry Bigelow with Great Waters Financial stopped by FOX 21 Local News Wednesday morning to share a few key tips when it comes to staying up-to-date financially.  Q: What…

Tips to Avoid Back-to-School Budget Busters

Local Financial Professional Barry Bigelow Offers Tips to Back-to-School Shopping

DULUTH, Minn. – Pens, pencils and notebooks are just the tip of the icebery for families stocking up on back-to-school supplies. Every year, surprise budget busters catch shoppers off guard and cost them cash. That’s why local financial professional Barry Bigelow with Great Waters Financial is offering tips to save on your back-to-school buys. 1. Technology • Parents are shelling…

Did You Know? August is Make-A-Will Month

Local Financial Advisor Barry Bigelow Offers Tips When it Comes to Planning for the Unknown

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to writing a will, we use every excuse in the book to put it off. But those excuses end this summer because August is Make-A-Will Month. Local Financial Professional Barry Bigelow with Great Waters Financial stopped by FOX 21 Local News to offer a few steps to get started when it comes to planning….

Planning Ahead to Cope with Market Volatility

Barry Bigelow with Great Waters Financial in Duluth Offers Tips to Manage Your Money for the Future

DULUTH, Minn. – Ongoing market volatility is the new reality in 2018. Massive swings in both directions have occurred multiple times in the last five months leaving investors nervous and unsure about their financial plan. Barry Bigelow with Great Waters Financial stopped by FOX 21 Local News to explain how local residents can manage this ongoing volatility and create a plan…

Planning for the Ultimate Vacation: Retirement

Finanical Advisor Barry Bigelow says Planning for Retirement Requires More Planning than Your Annual Family Vacations

DULUTH, Minn. – Summer is in full gear and for many, that means traveling the country and taking some much-needed time off. But if you’re like many Americans, there’s a good chance you’ve spent more time planning this summer’s getaway than you have planning your ultimate vacation; retirement. Great Waters Financial Lead Advisor Barry Bigelow says retirement planning requires just…

Retirement Planning Week Prompts Simple Saving Tips

National Retirement Planning Week is April 9 - 13, Prompting Tips to Start Saving Now

DULUTH, Minn. – This week is National Retirement Planning Week, a week dedicated to helping American’s get their financial plans on track so that they can retire on their terms. Whether you’re a millennial just entering the workforce or a baby boomer transitioning into retirement, you may be surprised to learn some of the basic tips you should be implementing…

How the Tax Reform Affects Northlanders

FOX21 spoke with a local financial expert to see how the tax reform will affect Northlanders

DULUTH, Minn.- How will this historic tax reform affect you? FOX21 checked in Barry Bigelow chief financial advisor with Great Waters Financial. Bigelow said the new tax cuts will lower rates in all seven brackets. For example couples who make under $90,000 will see a bit of a tax decrease. The largest cut will go to corporations. “The corporate tax…