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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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Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

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

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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

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Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.

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