Keith Barron, Ph.D., Ed.S., LUTCF, FSCP, CLTC is co-founder and CEO of Barron Financial Group, LLC in Columbia, SC. He’s an author, public speaker, educator, and a retirement planning specialist. Keith and his wife, Laura, were married in 1979 and have three sons and four grandchildren.
Throughout his career, Keith has helped thousands of South Carolinians prepare for retirement. He also teaches retirement planning courses at the University of South Carolina and Midlands Technical College. As a board-certified National Certified Counselor (NCC), Keith approaches retirement planning in a comprehensive way that serves his clients and their families with a compassionate dedication to act in their best interest.
When his father passed away in 2007, Keith discovered that Wall Street brokers and real estate speculators had lost a small fortune, adding another story to the devastating consequences of poor financial planning. Motivated by this, Keith decided to make a change in his career and joined Laura as a business partner in retirement planning. Together, they founded Barron Financial Group in 2009. He’s now passionate about helping clients develop strategies that’ll help them protect, grow, and eventually transfer their wealth to those they love and the causes they care about.
Over the years, Keith has been very active in his church, Boy Scouts, and the greater community. He’s been a Red Cross volunteer since 1999 and is the lead for Red Cross Disaster Mental Health in Central South Carolina. He’s responded to eight disasters, including working with the families and victims of September 11. Keith loves reading, traveling, and the outdoors—especially hiking, backpacking, canoeing, and biking. Most at home in the wilderness, Keith roams the North Carolina mountains or paddles his canoe on the black water rivers of South Carolina. His faith in God finds its most profound fulfillment when serving others and enjoying nature.
Keith is a good-standing member with the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the National Ethics Association (NEA), and the American Counseling Association (ACA).
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