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99th Annual Turkey Bowl

Brooks Financial Group, Inc. is the proud sponsor of the 2018 Turkey Bowl.  A community tradition for 99 years, the Turkey Bowl football game is held on Thanksgiving Day and features two wonderful local high schools - Calvert Hall College High School vs. Loyola Blakefield.  Please take a moment to learn about this great tradition more by watching our commercial, shown throughout the game and televised by WMAR-2 News. 

Spend Less Than You Earn

Spending less than you earn is the golden rule to personal finance…and a little reminder never hurts.

Financial Literacy in the Workplace

Understanding and successfully managing your financial affairs is an important component in the life of most any working adult.  Discover the many benefits of introducing financial education programs into the workplace and see why so many employers are taking the first step to provide their employees with the financial literacy skills they need.  

Advantages and Disadvantages of Self-Funded Health Plans

With the increased interest in self-funded health plans, it’s good to know the advantages and disadvantages.  Learn more with this short video.

 

Telehealth and Telemedicine

Telehealth and telemedicine technologies are designed to combat rising healthcare costs, improve the quality of care, and much more.  Learn the differences between these two programs and how they will be impacting the future of healthcare.

BFG Benefit Bits: What Are Health Insurance Exchanges?

Selecting a health care plan is a big decision.  Learn the role Health Insurance Exchanges play and discover the differences in between public and private models.

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.

Fiduciary Responsibilities: What You Need to Know

ERISA includes standards of conduct for those who manage employee benefit plans and their assets, who are called “fiduciaries”. This Compliance Overview includes a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help employers understand the basic fiduciary responsibilities applicable to group health plans under ERISA.

Federal Workplace Poster Requirements - A Downloadable Tool

Federal Workplace Poster RequirementsNow your clients can download their required 2018 federal workplace posters from HR360's convenient Federal Workplace Poster Requirements guide. This simple tool provides guidelines on which employers must display the posters, and posters can be downloaded by simply clicking on the special links in the chart.

Family View: Helping Your Aging Parents

Managing personal finances can overwhelm many aging seniors. Learn what you can do to help in the monitoring of your parents’ complete financial picture.