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Barnum Financial Group Overview

Shelton, CT
501 to 1000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Barnum Financial Group

Barnum Financial Group provides a full range of investment and risk management products and services to over 250,000 clients, including individuals and their families, as well as small businesses, corporations, government entities, and ... Read more

Mission: With integrity and high standards of excellence, Barnum Financial Group enriches lives by providing quality financial advice, education and customized solutions to meet the unique needs for our clientele.

Securities, investment, advisory and financial ... Read more

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Barnum Financial Group – Why Work For Us?


At Barnum Financial Group, we are committed to providing financial education to our clients and the community. By empowering people with the knowledge to make informed financial decisions, we make life a little easier one family at a time. At Barnum Financial Group, we truly believe your life is our business.

A Comprehensive Approach

At Barnum Financial Group, we offer comprehensive financial services & products that empower our clients to improve their long-term financial health and reach their lifetime goals and dreams. As our client, you have access to a full line of insurance and investment products from many well-known financial companies. The representatives of Barnum Financial Group work closely with a team of resources, both internally and externally, to ensure clients receive the most extensive comprehensive financial services available.

Strength in Numbers, Ethics & Tradition

Headquartered in Shelton, CT, with over 30 offices throughout CT, NY, NJ, RI, NH & MA, Barnum Financial Group can be found in your area. As a local resource, we are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of ethics, compliance, customer service, financial education and representative expertise. Due, in part, to our outstanding standards, we have been named MetLife’s number one office an unprecedented 8 years from 2004 to 2015.



Since its inception in 2006, the Foundation for Life has supported hundreds of organizations throughout the North East who are working to better the lives of those in need throughout the community. In addition, the foundation hosts several of it's own charitable functions throughout the year.

Bikes for Kids

A major inititative of the Foundation is the annual Bikes for Kids program. This mission of Bikes for Kids is to provide: A way for inner-city kids to explore neighborhoods and cultures within close proximity from where they live. The Foundation partners with various community service organizations to identify underserved children in their area in need of an uplifting, empowering experience. The children and their families are invited to a free fun event where they are surprised with a new bike and helmet. They not only have a great day, but they benefit from the excercise bike riding offers as well as the pride and the responsibility of owning a bike.


Community Relations

At Barnum Financial Group we are seriously committed to making a difference in the communities we serve. Our commitment is so strong that our Managing Director, Paul Blanco and his wife, Mindee started the Foundation for Life, Inc. Foundation for Life is non profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of children and families. The associates of Barnum Financial Group participate in many fundraising and volunteer events that benefit the Foundation for Life, Inc.


Everyone at Barnum has a single focus: to help our clients meet their financial goals. Whether it is income and asset protection, retirement and estate planning, or holistic financial planning, all of our resources are dedicated to providing the best desired outcomes for our clients.

That commitment has made us a leader in the markets we serve. It is also the core of our unique culture of independence that enables you have the career you desire.

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    Amazing culture and vision. Leadership second to none. Truly care about their clients and employees.


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Barnum Financial Group Interviews



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    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Barnum Financial Group (Elmsford, NY).


    Applied on indeed, had a phone screen, HR told me they'd send my information and interview notes to the Financial Advisor who was hiring. I got called in the office to meet the advisor. Advisor was nice, office staff was very friendly. I was not extended the job but was asked if I was comfortable being sent to other advisors in the future if they were hiring

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Barnum Financial Group Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in Rhode Island (Small), Providence Business News, 2017
  • Providence Business News, #2 Best Place To Work In Rhode Island, 2016
  • Best Places to Work in Connecticut, Hartford Business Journal, 2016
  • Best Companies to Work for in New York, NYS-SHRM, The Business Council of New York, Best Companies Group and Journal Multimedia Corporation, 2016
  • #2 Best Place To Work In Rhode Island, Providence Business News, 2015
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