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Love brings financial planner Magor to La Vernia


Love brings financial planner Magor to La Vernia
Barbara Magor’s personal story is anything but typical. The daughter of Jewish immigrants who were prisoners of the Nazis during World War II is a transplant from New York City and now offers financial planning services in La Vernia.


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La Vernia financial planner Barbara Magor has anything but a typical story.

She was adopted from an Irish Catholic/Polish/Jewish family into a Polish/Jewish immigrant family. Her adopted mother and father were both in concentration camps in Germany during World War II because they were Jewish. In fact, they met each other in a deposed persons camp.

Her mother was at Birkenau, the camp where the crematorium was located, and her father was in a labor camp. Then her mother was transferred to Auschwitz and was a munitions worker there. Her mother said that going to Auschwitz was like coming to the Garden of Eden, because there were beds with clean sheets on them instead of the wood floors she had slept on in Birkenau.

When asked how her mother survived, Barbara said it was because her mother was a good worker. Her mother could not have children because of the “experiments” the Nazis subjected her to.

After her parents immigrated to the United States, they settled in Brooklyn, New York, and adopted Barbara and her brother. Her father owned a deli but wanted to be a stockbroker. Barbara remembers him ordering a kit to learn how to be a stockbroker; he studied at the kitchen table to realize his dream.

Barbara said he became very successful doing it, as well. Her father’s most important lesson in buying stocks was to understand what you own, she said. For example: Nike. He bought the shoes, wore the shoes, and liked the shoes; so he was comfortable buying that stock.

Barbara Goldstein studied music in preparation to attend the renowned Julliard School in New York City, but did not go. Instead, she pursued degrees in computer programming and statistics, and earned an MBA in computer science and statistics.

She got her first job in trading stocks from her father. She went on to become a successful stockbroker and also managed a mutual fund for 10 years. Barbara’s office was on the 101st floor of the World Trade Center building. Her office door would sway open and shut with the movement of the building because of its height and the winds that would buffet it.

Barbara married and has four grown sons who are all still in New York. She was divorced several years back.

After the crash of the stock market and during the Lehman Brothers and Bernie Madoff scandals, business was slow, so Barbara turned to her computer to pass the time. She was invited to play Farmville, an Internet game. It sounds funny for an urbanite Brooklyn gal to do, but she ended up playing online with other folks who were playing the Farmville game as well.

One of the people she was playing turned out to be very conversational, so they opened up a dialogue with each other. Barbara said their first phone call was very funny, because she couldn’t understand a thing he said with his twangy Texas accent! She said she just giggled and giggled like a high school girl. After a few more phone calls, Barbara found herself invited to Texas to meet her phone and Farmville pal.

Now, 2-1/2 years later, her fiancé, Roger Deel, will be traveling to New York to meet Barbara’s 90-year-old mother and ask for her daughter’s hand in marriage! Barbara’s four sons approve of Roger wholeheartedly.

Barbara has been in La Verna since February; she travels back and forth between Texas and New York, but plans to make Texas her home.

Her business office, EFS Generation Income Planning, is a subsidiary of American Investment Planners, LLC. The office is next to La Vernia Dry Cleaners on U.S. 87.

Barbara welcomes families to visit with her to discuss education tuition savings plans, asset management, asset protection, capital preservation, and general income planning. She was voted one of the top 100 Independent Advisors in America in 2011. She is number 54 and she is very proud of that! A beautiful plaque in her office commemorates her achievement.

A certified financial planner, Barbara is fully versed in retirement planning and welcomes individuals to visit and discuss their future financial needs. She can assess what assets you presently have and help you understand your portfolio.

For more information, call Barbara at 210-865-7299.
 

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