Barnes and NidaCHUCK NIDA

Chuck Nida began his career as a financial advisor in January of 1991. For over 26 years, Chuck has specialized in four key areas of planning: Retirement, Estate, Business and Personal. He hosted “The Golden Life,” a financial educational program on AM 1450 WBHF for over 12 years. Chuck’s knowledge in Financial and Estate Planning has been recognized by Atlanta Magazine’s Five Star Wealth Managers for five consecutive years*.

In addition to financial planning for individuals, Chuck conducts seminars, conferences and workshops for business, civic and church groups on the subjects of Retirement and Estate planning, as well as personal and investment strategies. Chuck has a passion to educate the public on Charitable Planning, often being sought as a guest speaker to address non-profits and church congregations on the subject of planned giving and creating a lasting legacy.

Chuck has been actively involved in his own community, being a committee chair for the Small Business Council for the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce, past President of the Cartersville Rotary Club, past President of the Cartersville chapter of NAIFA and has served as an active board member for the Chamber of Commerce, The Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter and the Red Cross.  He currently serves as a board member of Family Promise and Allatoona Resource Center.

Chuck’s passion to help others is summed up in the Nida Financial Group’s vision statement:

To cultivate valued relationships that positively impact you, your family, your legacy and your community.

*Award based on 10 objective criteria associated with providing quality services to clients such as credentials, experience, and assets under management among other factors. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of 2012-2016 Five Star Wealth Managers.



Tommy Barnes joined Nida Financial Group in January of 2017. He is a native of Rome, Georgia, and has lived in Cartersville for the past 20 years. He graduated from North Carolina State University and began his career in the paper industry as an engineer with Georgia Kraft Company in Rome. During his 35- year career in the paper industry Tommy enjoyed numerous assignments of increasing responsibility including managing a $110 million upgrade of the Rome facility, and managing production at the company’s mill in Orange, Texas. Tommy recently retired from International Paper in Rome where he was the Operations Manager.

Tommy received his MBA from Berry College, and has always enjoyed financial planning and investment analysis on a personal level. Now, as a member of Nida Financial Group, Tommy shares Chuck’s vision to help others by cultivating valued relationships that positively impact you, your family, your legacy and your community.

Tommy is an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where he and his wife, Vicki, enjoy teaching a Life group. Tommy and Vicki have three children, Daniel, Liz, and Hannah.