Bio Barbara Shapiro, EDM2, MSF, CFP, CFS, CMC, CDFA, CeFT

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Barbara Shapiro, EDM2, MSF, CFP, CFS, CMC, CDFA, CeFT

President, HMS Financial Group

Phone: 781.251.2655
E-mail: bshapiro@hms-financial.com
www.hms-financial.com

Barbara Shapiro, President of HMS Financial Group, is a Certified Financial Planner™ and one of the first Certified Divorce Financial Analysts in Massachusetts. She holds a Master of Science in Finance from Suffolk University and is a Graduate of the Securities Industry Association Institute at the Wharton School. Additionally, she holds a Master of Education in Counseling from Boston University and a Master of Education in Moderate Special Needs from Northeastern University.

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September 2019

10 Practical Tips to Make Divorce More Tolerable

On the hierarchy of horrible experiences, divorce is right up there, especially if you are the recipient of the bad news and were unaware of how unhappy your spouse was. Unfortunately, divorce is a ...

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May 2019

The Costs of Caregiving Go Far Beyond the Obvious

Seeing a loved one through a long illness or disability is an expensive proposition, and that’s not just in a financial sense. To be ready for this important role, you need to realize there are many other potential "costs."

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Financial Reasons Not to Divorce

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Estate Planning for Surviving Spouses: What to Do ASAP

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June 2018

6 Tips for Those Who Have Lost a Spouse

From the practical to the emotional, here is some advice to help you get through the first year (or two) of your journey.

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April 2018

IRS Scams: How to Spot Them and Report Them

If you're getting hounded by calls, emails or letters from the IRS, how do you know they're legit? Here are some warning signs of scams to watch out for.

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January 2018

When Widows Are Forgotten: A Guide for Widows and the People Near to Them

They are all around us, but widows can sometimes feel invisible and forgotten. They need help. This I know from experience. And this is what they (and you) should do.

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Win the Lottery? Here’s the First Thing You Should Do

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The Emotional Side of Retirement Planning

Forget finances, you’ll never be ready to retire unless you've thought through exactly what you want your next chapter to be like.

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What to Do If You’re Divorcing Your Valentine

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