Starr specializes in helping families and business owners develop a strategy to help them reach their financial goals. This includes helping them understand that their life insurance can offer only protection or the combination of protection and a place to accumulate cash on a tax-favored basis.1
Among Starr's hobbies is reading. His favorite books includeInto Thin Air by Jon Krakauer, Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose and The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara.
When not in the office, Starr is probably doing something outdoors; searching for hidden powder and skiing bumps at Sugarbush resort, hiking in Vermont's Green Mountains, sinking birdie putts on the golf course and/or making jump shots on the basketball court.
As a graduate of Syracuse University, Starr is a huge fan of their football and basketball teams....Go Orange!
Starr V. Barnum is a Registered Representative and Investment Adviser Representative of Equity Services, Inc. and offers securities in Vermont. He is also licensed to sell insurance in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont and Virginia.
1The use of cash value life insurance to provide resources for other goals assumes that there is first a need for the death benefit protection. Policy loans and withdrawals reduce the policy’s cash value and death benefit and may result in a taxable event. Withdrawals up to the basis paid into the contract and loans thereafter will not create an immediate taxable event, but substantial tax ramifications could result upon contract lapse or surrender. Surrender charges may reduce the policy’s cash value in early years.