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Brooks Financial Services, LLC

 
925 Sharit Avenue, Suite 201
Gardendale, Alabama 35071
205.631.1815
 

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Brooks Financial Services, LLC is a full-service financial management company ranging from investment and retirement planning to risk management and estate conservation.

Good financial decisions don't have to be confusing. For more than 25 years I have assisted individuals, families, and small businesses achieve their financial goals.

Whether you’re just getting started, planning for college or changing jobs, I develop a comprehensive, cohesive financial strategy that fits your unique needs and enables you to meet both short- and long-term objectives.

On this website you'll find a variety of financial tools, calculators and education material to give you a clearer picture of where you stand and where you're headed.

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Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.

Does Your Portfolio Fit Your Retirement Lifestyle?

Lifestyle considerations in creating your retirement portfolio.

Estate Management Checklist

Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.

Planning for the Expected

You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.

What is the Value of Your Business?

Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.

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Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

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The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

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Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

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