Brooks Financial Services, LLC

 
925 Sharit Avenue, Suite 201
Gardendale, Alabama 35071
205.631.1815
 

Money

One of the keys to a sound financial strategy is spending less than you take in, and then finding a way to put your excess to work. A money management approach involves creating budgets to understand and make decisions about where your money is going. It also involves knowing where you may be able to put your excess cash to work.

 
 
 
Keeping Up with the Joneses

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

The Five Basics of Financial Literacy

The Five Basics of Financial Literacy

How literate are you when it comes to your finances? Brush up with these five basics.

Saving for College 101

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

 

Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.

How Big is Money?

Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic

Budgeting After a Divorce

Divorce is the second most stressful time in a person's life. Here's some tips to get through it.

Year-End Charitable Gifting and You

This article may help you maximize the benefits of your donation for your chosen charity.

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.

The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee

Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.

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Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Paying Off a Credit Card

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

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

The Cost of Procrastination

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

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

No Cash, No Checks, No Problem

Peer-to-peer payment apps are one of the newest ways to send money.

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

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