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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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16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds

The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds

Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.

 

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.

Keep Your Umbrella Handy

Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.

Three Key Questions to Answer Before Taking Social Security

When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

How Financial Advisors Are Compensated

Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

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Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

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

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

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 My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

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