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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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The History of Retirement

The History of Retirement

Do you know where the idea of “retirement” comes from?

To Buy or Not to Buy

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.

 

Healthy Body, Healthy Pocketbook

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.

Choosing a Business Structure

Entrepreneurs all face the same question, “Which business structure should I adopt?”

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.

Split Annuity Strategy

Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.

A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.

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Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

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

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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.

Tax Management Strategies

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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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.

From Boats to Brokers

From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.

Social Security: By the Numbers

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

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

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

How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

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