Michael E. Barnes, Sr., MBA, earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from North Carolina Central University in 1994 and he has also been in the financial services industry for over twenty years helping single adults, families, and businesses to achieve their financial goals. Barnes completed the Certificate in Financial Planning program at Georgetown University in September 2004.  In 2017, Barnes graduated from the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).