Nicholas J. Baker - IMG Financial Group

IMG Financial Group, Inc is a comprehensive financial services firm committed to helping our clients improve their long-term financial success.

Nicholas Baker graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, Fightin Texas Aggie Band, B-Company, and the General O.R. Simpson Corps Scholastic Honor Society. During his time in the Corps of Cadets, he gained many valuable skills such as attention to detail and discipline, in turn using these attributes to help guide his clients. Nicholas has a passion for helping others through a personal, values-based approach and enjoys incorporating this passion into his financial services practice. He enjoys the personal growth others receive as a result of a successful client-advisor relationship. He uses these attributes, and a progressive holistic approach to financial strategies to help his clients set and attain their financial goals. Before starting at IMG Financial Group, Inc. Nicholas worked for Foresters Financial Services where he served his clients investment and insurance needs. Nicholas grew up in Huntsville Texas but currently lives in the Sugarland, Texas area. While outside of work, he enjoys being a small group leader at his local church, St. Laurence, and attending the men's Bible study. Nicholas is also the 2016 Muster Chair for the Houston Texas A&M Alumni Chapter, in addition to being the current chairman for the Aggie Networking Initiative. Nicholas Baker is an investment advisor representative and registered representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. IMG Financial Group, Inc. is independently owned and operated. DOFU 10/2016 TN 1615280

Mission: At IMG Financial Group, Inc. we offer a comprehensive line of products and services, as well as diverse financial expertise and responsive service. From investment needs to college funding, retirement or risk-management planning, we’re committed to helping you accomplish your long-term financial objectives. Our corporate values of Trust, Integrity, Respect, and Quality define who we are as an organization since 1981.

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Are you saving enough for retirement?

Whether you’re a recent college grad, your career is in full gear, or you have a young family, there’s one crucial step you can take to help ensure a healthy and happy retirement: start saving. Use Securian’s retirement calculator to see how much you should be saving to meet your retirement goals.

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How do annuities work?

Annuities can provide the benefits of tax-deferred growth potential – and a guaranteed income stream throughout retirement. But not everyone understands how they can fit into a secure retirement. Find out what annuities do and how they work here!

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Getting over the fear of spending down in retirement

With the possibility of living for 30 years (or longer) after you retire, there’s a lot to consider. 54 percent of Americans worry they might not have enough money for retirement. But spending in retirement doesn't have to be scary. Good preparation goes a long way!

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7 smart things to do with your tax refund

Receiving a large tax refund can feel like you won the lottery. For many of us, it’s the biggest paycheck we receive all year. That’s a lot of “extra” money at our disposal. If you’re looking to spend that money mindfully, click here for 7 smart things to do with your tax refund.

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Why Do I Need Life Insurance?

Life insurance is one of the most selfless gifts you can give to the people you would leave behind if you pass away. Click here to see 5 important reasons to own life insurance.

Questions or need help evaluating if you have enough coverage? Contact me directly at [email protected]

5 reasons to consider buying life insurance — one of the most selfless gifts you can give.

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Why stocks rebound before the economy

Did you know: stocks may rebound before the economy. But why?

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This material represents an assessment of the market environment at a specific point in time and is not intended to be a forecast of future events, or a guarantee of future results. This information should not be relied upon by the reader as research or investment advice regarding any funds or stocks in particular, nor should it be construed as a recommendation to purchase or sell a security. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investments will fluctuate and when redeemed may be worth more or less than when originally invested

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Life insurance for new parents

The cost of raising a child today is $233,610 — not including the cost of college — for a middle-income family, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Would you or your partner be able to cover that should one of you unexpectedly pass away?

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Creating a fulfilling life: The Conklin family’s story

Learn how one family persevered because of their decision to buy life insurance.

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Learn how the decision to purchase life insurance helped one family persevere after a heartbreaking loss.

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Life insurance for new parents

According to this article, the top three reasons Americans give for owning life insurance include covering burial and final expenses (91%), helping to replace lost wages/income of a wage earner (66%) and transferring wealth or leave an inheritance (63%).

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Nicholas J. Baker - IMG Financial Group

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Are you welcoming a new addition to your family in 2017? Check out these financial considerations for new parents.

securian.com Discover tips for navigating financial planning while building your family like budgeting, saving, insurance and investing.

Retirement Calculator | Securian

Worried you’re not saving enough for retirement? Try this calculator to see where you stand.

www.securian.com This pre-retirement calculator will help you determine how much you should be saving based on your goals and plans for your retirement years. It will also provide an estimated gap between your current savings and what you may need.

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Scraping by on a $100,000+ income

"The number one issue we get is 'I feel like I am making a lot of money but I don't know where it all goes."

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5 Things to Consider Before Buying Today’s Hot Investment

While the stock market is at an all-time high, it’s important to stay calm and stay the course.

nytimes.com The stock market is at an all-time high, but that doesn’t mean you should act without thinking. Before you buy, read this guide.

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Don’t Overlook These Tax Credits for College

College students—or their parents— may be eligible for one of two tax credits that help offset the cost of tuition and other higher education expenses.

kiplinger.com College students—or their parents--may be eligible for one of two tax credits that help offset the cost of tuition and other higher education expenses.

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Debunking the

Like most of Wall Street’s supposed seasonal patterns, the Summer Rally turns out to be yet another urban myth.

usatoday.com You may as well head to the beach and kick back. All that "Summer Rally" talk is hogwash.

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When to Hire a Financial Advisor

Is hiring a financial advisor right for you? Watch this video to learn more.

What does a financial advisor do? How are they paid? How can they help you? Learn how a financial professional can help you with your current and future fina...

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Federal student loan rates to jump starting July 1

In case you missed it – a quick read on increased student loan rates starting in July.

cnbc.com Expect to pay even more to finance educational expenses as interest rates rise for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Wealth Management for Life | Securian

Wealth management is more than retirement strategies and investments – it’s your life. It’s your day-to-day, what you experience over time and what you want to accomplish in the future. By putting you in the center of it all and truly listening to your goals, needs, concerns and even fears, I can better identify strategies that suit your unique situation. Learn more about my approach for working with clients.

www.securian.com Securian advisors work with you to identify holistic strategies for unique situations using our Wealth Management for Life approach. Watch a short video to learn more about our client-centric philosophy.

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Handle Your Stress Better by Knowing What Causes It

Recent studies estimate that work-related stress costs the U.S. economy over $300 billion a year.

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Tying the Knot | Securian

Tying the knot this summer? There’s more to consider financially than the wedding day.

securian.com Discover tips and topics for navigating the financial waters of marriage including budgets, debt, saving and life insurance.

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Effective Networking Requires Work. How To Make The Most Of Every Event.

Networking is a crucial skill for any professional.

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My Family Drives Me (Financially) Nuts

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kiplinger.com When it comes to money, families have a lot of issues to work out. And there's a lot at stake. It all starts with communication.

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Nearing Retirement | Securian

Will 2017 be the year you retire? There is a lot to think about when it comes to distributing the nest egg you’ve worked so hard to save. Keep these considerations in mind as the big day approaches.

securian.com Learn about financial considerations for those nearing retirement.

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The ‘Best’ Places to Move in Retirement? They’re All Over the Map

"With so many surveys and rankings, you’d think that America’s retirees are a horde of itinerants. But relatively few people really do move in retirement."

nytimes.com Most older people don’t relocate after they retire, but when they do, it’s not likely to be to a place selected by a survey editor.

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Yes, Numbers Matter in Money Decisions, but So Do Emotions

"In the end, the point of money is not to make you more money. The point of money is to help make and keep you happy and fulfill the hopes and dreams that align with your own (often irrational and emotional) values."

nytimes.com As much as we think we should be rational robots who look only at what spreadsheets say, feelings and intuition count in personal finance, too.

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Looking for a job? These 5 areas are doing the most hiring

This is helpful for recent grads and others looking for new employment.

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6 Tips for Avoiding the Worst Student Loan Repayment Traps

Student loans have been in the news a lot recently. If you or your children are starting to pay back student loans, check out this NY Times article. There are some good insights here to help you avoid student loan repayment traps.

nytimes.com The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau accused Navient, the nation’s largest student loan servicer, of much wrongdoing. Here’s how to steer clear of problems.

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Research: Family Firms Are More Innovative Than Other Companies

This is neat – New research shows that family owned firms are more efficient in their innovation processes. Some good tips in here for business owners in general too.

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Working with a Financial Advisor | Securian

Financial advisors can help with many aspects of your financial picture. Learn how advisors put your goals first.

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The One-Page Cheat Sheet To Your Most Productive 90 Days Ever

This in depth read is really helpful when trying to plan out and accomplish your long term goals.

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Why You Should Get Around to Drawing Up a Will

A will may not be on the top of your to-do list, but it should.

nytimes.com Many Americans don’t have wills, but should. You can do it yourself online, but consulting a lawyer is often a safer bet.

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4 Ominous Social Trends That Will Shape Our Future

"There’s a strong sense in much of the developed world that we’re headed for harder times ..."

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