Barry Korb


Lighthouse Financial Planning

Financial Advisor

Barry Korb


Lighthouse Financial Planning

Financial Advisor

As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Barry Korb, CFP®

(301) 996-7044

Fee-Only financial planner located in Potomac, MD, serving clients locally and across the country

Barry Korb is a Potomac, MD fee-only financial planner. Lighthouse Financial Planning provides comprehensive and objective financial planning to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Barry Korb is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.
Barry R. Korb, CFP®, President and Chief Planner and Asset Manager of Lighthouse Financial Planning, LLC (LFP) earned a BS in Mathematics from the University of Maryland, an MS in Physics from Rutgers (NASA Fellowship), and then completed additional graduate course work in Economics, Statistics and Operations Research at George Washington University.  Mr. Korb started his career as a consultant to the Navy and NASA and is the co-inventer of a "Computational Aid Device for Ekelund Ranging" (US Patent # 4327500).  Mr. Korb then worked as a full-time Senior Program Advisor at the US Environmental Protection Agency, with a strong focus on bringing the market to the environment.  He was involved in the development of the first emissions trading program, the acid rain emission credit program, managed a grant examining the relationship between companies' environmental and equity market performance, and as an IPA with the State of Maryland's Department of Business and Economic Development focused on helping Maryland's environmental industry, including consulting with selected business owners.

Picking up on a long-time interest in personal financial planning, Mr. Korb worked part time at a prestigious Bethesda, Maryland-based fee-only financial planning firm where he performed such tasks as introducing Monte Caro techniques, drafting an enhanced Investment Policy Statement template, revising investment education material for clients and exploring integrating office systems.

Mr. Korb earned a Certificate in Financial Planning from Florida Institute of Technology in March, 2000, and received his Certified Financial Planner® designation in July, 2000. He started his own financial planning business, Lighthouse Financial Planning, in 2003.  He has earned numerous continuing education credits (CEUs) in the financial planning field since that time.  Mr. Korb is a registered Investment Advisor Representative, and a licensed Life and Health Insurance Advisor in the State of Maryland.

Mr. Korb is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and the Financial Planning Association (FPA).  He is currently the leader of the NAPFA Metropolitan DC Study Group.  He has volunteered for Kiplinger-NAPFA financial planning call-in days and regularly participates in professional conferences sponsored by NAPFA, FPA, and other organizations.

Mr. Korb has been quoted numerous times in the popular and trade press.  He was quoted on "Changes Chalked up for 403(b)s" in Consumer Reports Money Advisor, March 2008; on Long-Term Care Insurance in the Ladies Home Journal, May 2007; on Alternative Minimum Tax Policy in Investment News, April 2, 2007; on taking full advantage of tax saving opportunities with 401(k) plans, traditional and Roth IRAs in Fidelity Investor's Weekly, Personal Finance Newsletter, July 4, 2005.

Mr. Korb is married with two married children and four young grandchildren.  He still finds time for racquetball and sailing.

Barry Korb is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

NAPFA members live by three important values:

  • To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
  • To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
  • To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning
Lighthouse Financial Planning, LLC(LFP) started business in April 2003.  LFP is a Registered Investment Advisor in the States of Maryland and Virginia.  We operate as a fee-only financial planning and investment management firm serving all of our clients in a fiduciary capacity.  LFP sells no products, so we receive no commissions for recommending particular investments, insurance or other products.  A fiduciary standard means that we are putting your interests first, without any influence from outside interests.

LFP is headquartered in Potomac, Maryland, and recently opened an office in Bardonia, New York.  LFP is a small, growing firm that offers personal service.  We are always available to answer your calls and address your questions.  

LFP uses TD Ameritrade as its broker-dealer for securities transactions, and custody of some client funds.  Dimensional Fund Advisors, among others, is a frequent choice for mutual fund investments.  LFP is listed in Standard and Poors' Directory of Investment Advisors and in Consumer Research Council of America's
Top Financial Advisors (2008).

Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.


  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Investment Management
  • College Education Planning
  • Tax Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Growing Families
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Novice Investors

Working Together

  • In-Office Meetings
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation

Professional Designations & Affiliations

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Office Locations:

  • 1515 Allview Drive
    Potomac, MD 20854

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