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.




CARTERSVILLE, GA – April 24, 2017 – Chuck Nida & Tommy Barnes have affiliated their financial planning practice, Nida Financial Group with Integrated Financial Group, a consortium of professional advisors headquartered in Atlanta, GA.  Chuck & Tommy say, “This is truly an exciting day for our clients and associates as we align with the services and support of Integrated Financial Group.”  Their vision is to cultivate valued relationships that positively impact you, your family, your legacy and our community.  They added, “The ideas, innovation, and brain power that come with being part of such a dynamic group will be a substantial resource for our clients.”

Don Patrick, the consortium’s Managing Director says, “The Consortium members are thrilled to have Chuck & Tommy associate with us. They have an excellent reputation and are experienced financial advisors.”

When clients retain an advisor that is part of the Integrated Financial Group consortium, they can rest assured that they are dealing with an advisor that has passed a rigorous vetting process in order to join the consortium. The consortium maintains strict requirements for all advisors who are allowed to associate with Integrated Financial Group. Factors such as experience, professional designations and education, a disciplined planning process, excellent client service standards, and adherence to the consortium’s ethical guidelines are but a few.” Additionally, Patrick states, “Every advisor that wants to join the consortium must pass a stringent interview and selection process with the consortium’s advisory board to ensure the advisor maintains similar philosophies and a passionate commitment to our profession and their clients.”

Patrick says that the consortium undergoes an extensive evaluation of every prospective advisor. They must be able to deliver leading edge advice, direction and financial planning strategies, all based on conservative, proven financial and economic principles. “Chuck & Tommy passed our process with flying colors and will be a great addition to our consortium. They bring experience, tremendous knowledge and an excellent service philosophy to their clientele.”



Integrated Financial Group is one of the largest independent financial planning consortiums in Atlanta which is responsible for over $1.5 billion in brokerage and advisory assets through LPL Financial and over $700 million in assets under management through its separate registered investment advisor, IFG Advisory, LLC as of 3/1/17.*  With 80 Consortium Members independently owning firms across 10 states, we form a diverse, experienced and qualified group of professionals to deliver sound investment advice and financial strategies for your life. If you want a sound financial plan for life, get connected with The Brain Trust today.

*Based on assets under advisement since September 2016, Atlanta Business Chronicle