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Barry Corkern is passionate about what he does. For over 40 years he has been driven by his passion for financial empowerment and education. He creates content designed to help people make enlightened and informed financial decisions that work for their unique situations. He’s been published in Medical Economics, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, USA Today, Physicians Financial News, Investment Advisor Magazine, Good Morning Arkansas, Boston Globe Online, Bloomberg Wealth Manager, Arkansas Money & Politics, and Journal of Retirement Planning. He also has a podcast called Financially Speaking that covers a variety of financial and wealth management topics.

 

I enjoy where my clients take me. I have worked in several states, United Kingdom, Europe and East Africa. I have worked on all kinds of businesses, a newspaper, a kosher meat processing plant, ostrich farm, timber and farm land, medical practices and many others. When I take an engagement, I learn and teach at the same time.

It’s a great feeling to work with a human being to discuss and think through their decisions – decisions that affect their family, but also future generations.

– Barry M. Corkern – President, CFP®, AIFA®

Arkansas Money & Politics Magazine

AMP’s Best Financial Advisors

“Charging a fee for objective advice, unclouded by commission-driven sales rhetoric, was a novel idea in 1982. This led to Corkern to become the first person in Arkansas to register solely as an investment advisor. Corkern is a graduate of the private wealth management profession tract at the esteemed Wharton School…”

In the November 2021 issue of Arkansas Money & Politics, the firm was nominated by readers as one of “the best” in the field. The top three vote-getters in each category were recognized digitally and in print. Barry and the firm are recognized as one of the “best” in the Financial/Personal Investment Services category.

Arkansas Money & Politics Magazine

Face of Wealth Management

“For nearly 40 years, Barry M. Corkern and Company, Inc., founded by Barry M. Corkern, has provided fee-only, comprehensive, multigenerational wealth management…”

Little Rock Soirée Magazine

Meet Your Financial Planner: Barry M. Corkern & Company, Inc.

“People prefer to make financial decisions unclouded by commission-driven sales rhetoric. Corkern, a fiduciary adviser, acts in the clients’ interests at all times and is not motivated by any third party compensation.…”

Arkansas Money & Politics Magazine

Companies of Distinction: Barry M. Corkern and Company

“Though COVID presented the firm with unique challenges, Corkern said the firm never left its clients’ sides. Because fear is based on the unknown, we had to navigate the conversation away from clients’ fears to focus on the long-term. My experience with crises and crashes has given me the confidence that everything will work out in the end...”

About You Magazine

Business About You: Barry M. Corkern & Company, Inc.

“Comprehensive wealth management requires objective analysis, discussion and decision-making regarding elements of the client’s financial circumstances, such as investments, savings, insurance, banking, retirement, estate planning and many other things. Their process works best for clients who are fully engaged. However, committing to the relationship isn’t a big ask for most clients, because of the company’s reputation for pursuing excellence…”

Servant-Minded Fiduciary Advisement

How We Serve

As an independent, fee-only wealth manager and financial advisor, Barry M. Corkern & Co. is able to offer truly unbiased and objective financial advice. Using this structure allows our clients to keep and invest their hard-earned money while allowing us to work with only their best interests in mind.