Barry Rings, CFP®

Barry Rings, CFP®

Founder & CEO

About Barry


  • Associate in Liberal Arts: Hudson Valley Community College
  • Bachelor of Economics with a Minor in Business Administration: SUNY Albany


  • CFP® - Certified Financial Planner: American College of Financial Services

Professional Organizations & Community

  • Financial Planning Association of Northeastern New York: Financial Literacy Program and Pro Bono Committee
  • Estate Planning Council of Northeastern New York
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals
  • Town of Nassau Youth Director

My Story

Barry has been in the financial planning and wealth management profession for more than a decade and his experience has provided him with a unique perspective on the financial industry. Barry started his career at a large insurance and investment firm where he learned the intricacies of insurance, comprehensive financial planning, and how to coordinate all the moving parts of a client’s financial life. Barry wanted to continue building his business at a firm that did not sell proprietary products and transitioned his practice to a fee-only Private Wealth Management firm that managed over a billion dollars of client assets. During his time there, Barry learned the intricacies of designing and managing client portfolios while obtaining his Certified Financial Planner designation. Barry came to realize after several years that the big firm culture was not a good fit and began his search for a firm where he could do his best work. Barry found himself at an independent boutique firm and fell in love with the independent fee-based model where he could objectively plan for his clients. Several years later, Rings Financial was born.

Barry lives in Southern Rensselaer County with his amazing wife Emily and two beautiful daughters, Isabella, and Isla. In his free time, Barry enjoys spending time with family, reading, working out, volunteering, and playing golf.

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