Brooks Financial Services, LLC

 
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Retirement

Where will your retirement money come from? If you’re like most people, qualified-retirement plans, Social Security, personal savings and investments are expected to play a role. Once you have estimated the amount of money you may need for retirement, a sound approach involves taking a close look at your potential retirement-income sources.

 
 
Retirement Plan Detectives

Retirement Plan Detectives

A couple become Retirement Plan Detectives, searching records from old employers.

IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.

Retiring in a Post-Pandemic World

Retiring in a Post-Pandemic World

Imagine your ideal post-pandemic retirement with this animated video.

 

Retirement Realities

Many pre-retirees can become focused on the “ideal” retirement, but turning that dream into a reality can be tricky. This content piece was written to help clients manage their expectations while maintaining optimism for the future.

Six Surprising Facts About Retirement Confidence

This attention-grabbing infographic covers retirement topics you may not have considered.

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Without a solid approach, health care expenses may add up quickly and potentially alter your spending.

Retirement Questions That Have Nothing to Do With Money

Things to consider before retirement.

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.

Women on the Rise

Explore the growing influence women wield over the economy with this handy infographic.

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Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Annuity Comparison

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

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Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

The Long Run: Women and Retirement

For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.

RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

Dreaming Up an Active Retirement

When you retire, how will you treat your next chapter?

Retirement Plan Detectives

A couple become Retirement Plan Detectives, searching records from old employers.

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

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