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Speed of Access - Your Personal Financial Website

From checking the weather to sending photos, the Internet is an extension of our lives.  Use technology to track and manage your finances.

Debt Consolidation

What is debt consolidation?

Debt consolidation is when you roll all of your smaller individual loans into one large loan, usually with a longer term and a lower interest rate. This allows you to write one check for a loan payment instead of many, while lowering your total monthly payments.

Asset Protection in Estate Planning

To insulate your property from such claims, you'll have to evaluate each tool in terms of your own situation. You may decide that insurance and a Declaration of Homestead may be sufficient protection for your home because your exposure to a claim is low. For high exposure, you may want to create a business entity or an offshore trust to shield your assets. Remember, no asset protection tool is guaranteed to work, and you may have to adjust your asset protection strategies as your situation or the laws change.

Understanding IRAs

What types of IRAs are available?

The two major types of IRAs are traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs. Both allow you to contribute as much as $5,500 in 2017 (unchanged from 2016). You must have at least as much taxable compensation as the amount of your IRA contribution. But if you are married filing jointly, your spouse can also contribute to an IRA, even if he or she has little or no taxable compensation, as long as your combined compensation is at least equal to your total contributions. The law also allows taxpayers age 50 and older to make additional "catch-up" contributions.

BFG Benefits Brief and HR Newsletter - February, 2018

IRS Releases New Income Tax Withholding Tables

woman doing taxesThe Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released IRS Notice 1036, Early Release Copies of the 2018 Percentage Method Tables for Income Tax Withholding.

Perspectives on Recent Market Volatility

At Brooks Financial Group, we feel the current market correction is healthy and long overdue after the historically benign conditions over the past year had led measures of investor sentiment to become increasingly elevated in recent weeks. We continue to feel the fundamental backdrop for equity markets remains strong based on a combination of accelerating global economic growth, robust corporate earnings, and subdued inflation, and we remain constructive on the outlook for global equity markets in 2018. Based on this outlook, we recommend that investors remain disci

ABCs of Financial Aid

ABCs of Financial Aid

These days, it's hard to talk about college without mentioning financial aid. Yet this pairing isn't a marriage of love, but one of necessity. In many cases, financial aid may be the deciding factor in whether your child attends the college of his or her choice, or even attends college at all.

Build a Business Succession Plan

Many business owners are too busy running their company today to prepare a solid succession plan. This video offers a checklist for a smooth ownership transition in the future.

 

Type Video Topic Small Business