Always focused on family, Kirk Barr Young strives to be his best both personally and professionally by adhering to high standards.


Kirk’s coaching approach to Life Planning assists families in creating, protecting and transferring wealth in accordance with their Family Mission Statement.

As a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Finance and a minor in Accounting, Kirk realized continuing education would be an on-going endeavor in his goal of becoming a highly skilled financial professional. That mindset serves him well today as he continues to grow his impressive list of designations in the financial services industry.

In pursuing his career goals, Mr. Young founded BARR Financial Services, LLC in 1992 as the next step in an already successful career. Kirk’s desire to continually grow both personally and professionally, in combination with his over 35 years of experience in the industry, enabled him to grow BARR Financial Services, LLC into a recognized financial planning leader in the Central Florida area.

Kirk’s continuing education has produced a list of credentials within the financial industry that includes Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), Registered Financial Consultant® (RFC®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), Certified Estate Planner™ (CEP®) and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA™). In addition, he is a registered representative of Triad Advisors, LLC.

Specializing in Personal, Business and Estate Planning, Kirk empowers clients through education to make informed decisions and find comfort with those decisions.

A philosophy of giving back has kept Kirk involved in the local community as a member of many organizations. He serves on several boards including a post as Chairperson of the Florida Hospital Foundation Board.

Kirk’s biggest accomplishment is his family. Kirk has been married to Darcy for over 37 years and they have two children, Rachel and Daniel. Kirk enjoys the beach, kayaking, fishing, pool and disc golf.

  • Florida State University

    • Bachelor of Science, Finance Degree – 1983
  • General Agents and Managers Association – (GAMA)
    • Certification in Agency Development and  Management – 1991
  • The American College
    • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) – 1993
    • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) -1996
  • International Association of Registered Financial Consultants
    • Registered Financial Consultant® (RFC®) – 1997
  • Certified Financial Planner – Board of Standards
    • Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) – 2001
  • National Institute of Certified Estate Planners
    • Certified Estate Planner™ (CEP®) – 2005
  • Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts
    • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA™) – 2008
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
    • Certified Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training – 2008
  • Series 7 – General Securities
  • Series 63 – Blue Sky
  • Series 65 – Uniform Investment Advisor Laws
  • Life Insurance License
  • Health Insurance License
  • Variable Annuity License


A deep sense of family and personal responsibility was instilled in Kirk from a young age by his mother and father. His parents’ influence helped fuel both his love of people and his tenacity. Kirk is known for his ability to put 100% effort into whatever he decides to take on. Graduating high in his class at Florida State, a top professor found Kirk’s finance acumen and work ethic so impressive, he asked Kirk to join him in a business they created together. His parent’s influence and the determination he developed then still drives him every day. Once Kirk makes up his mind to take something on, whether it’s work or play, you can be assured he’s committed. Kirk will tell you his family is his biggest accomplishment. He has been married to his wife Darcy over 30 years and she is the love of his life. They have two children, Rachel and Daniel with whom they are very proud. Kirk enjoys the beach, kayaking, fishing, photography, pool and disc golf. Of course, he is “all in” when it comes to those endeavors.

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