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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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Don't Buy The Hype

Don't Buy The Hype

There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.

Alternative Investments - Going Mainstream

Alternative Investments - Going Mainstream

Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.

Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?

Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?

Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right

 

Estate Management Checklist

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

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.

Critical Estate Documents

Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.

The Business Cycle

Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

What Is an Annuity?

Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.

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Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

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

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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The Facts About Income Tax

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

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

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