Joe the Investor, Joe the Planner,

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Joe Barbieri,

B.A.Sc. BCom, CFA

Fee-Only Fi​nancial P​lanner,

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

​Telephone Number: (647) 286-8020


Fee For Service Financial Planning Advice

We are your financial tour guide. We show you the shortest, easiest path to your financial goals.

We provide fee only financial planning which focuses on advice that is not tied to the selling of any product. We are offering an independent opinion that only serves you the client. 

If any of the following below describes what you need, we can help: 

I want to have confidence, simplicity and peace of mind with respect to finances.

I want to save money on management fees.

I want advice that takes into account my whole situation - a holistic approach which includes taxation, investments, debt management, budgeting, estate planning as well as my personal needs, goals and preferences.

I have concerns about running out of money in retirement and how much I should be saving each year.

I want to know when to take my CPP/OAS benefits, and what assets to spend first.

I want to know what I can pass on to my children.

I need guidance with implementation of my financial plan.

I want to have a second opinion on my current financial situation to know if I am getting good value from my current advisor or broker.
I want to be charged on a fee only basis for the work performed and not by the assets I have.
I want to better understand my financial situation.
I have small business or self-employed financial needs.
I want to consolidate my accounts and simplify my financial portfolio.
I feel that I don't have enough assets to get quality financial advice. 

I would like information or personalized advice on a specific topic. 

I have assets with a robo-advisor or robo-planner and would like someone to provide holistic advice and fill in the blanks.  

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I/we understand that the advice discussed is based on information supplied by me/us, and the advice may contain financial projections and assumptions. The advice should not be considered comprehensive but should be treated as a guideline since information may change over time such as market returns, tax laws, estate laws or other regulations.

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Visit our Services page to see what options are suitable for you. For information on our fees, click on the fees page. For frequently asked questions, click on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. 

If you would like to see a short video on how the process works, click on the video link: What is a Fee-Only Financial Advisor?"

If you prefer a document that you can download, there are 3 brochures that are available from this site: What Is an Independent Financial Planner? The Power of 1% and Frequently Asked Questions. 

Joe has published articles in Ezine articlesSeeking AlphaWhoTrades.comLinkedIn and was quoted in The Globe and MailWealth ProfessionalGolden Girl Finance and the Huffington Post

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